December 18, 2014

NARA: Archives Crowdsources Advice on Federal e-Records Management

From NextGov: Ensuring electronic records management practices apply broadly across agency divisions and mandating a chief records officer serve at each agency are the most popular recommendations in a crowdsourced survey of best practices sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration. The National Archives launched the IdeaScale page on Feb. 16 in response to […]

Australia: New South Wales Government to Open Source Digital Archives Software

From iTnews.com.au: NSW State Records has promised to open source any digital preservation software it writes for an archive of “born-digital” records that will sit in a new Western Sydney data centre. The digital archives project is the State Government’s first attempt to permanently and centrally store a portion of digital files that are beyond […]

California: State Seismic Regulators Destroy Electronic Records

Via California Watch: For the past five years, the Division of the State Architect has erased the entire computer hard drives and copies of records saved on computer servers within a month of an employee’s departure. Those records included all e-mail correspondence, directives, meeting notes and minutes, policy documents, and appointment calendars. Such records help […]