Relationships Between Electronic Information Media and Records Management Practices

Results of a Survey of United Nations Organizations

by Tora K. Bikson, L. Schieber

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The rapid evolution of electronic information and communication technologies presents a challenge for records management in United Nations organizations. A Technical Panel on Electronic Records Management was established to consider how the new technologies could best be used for short-term efficiency of document control as well as long-term preservation of information for legal and historic purposes. The survey reported in this Note generates an empirical base to be used by the panel. The survey reviews existing practices and standards within the United Nations relevant to new information and communication technologies and their interrelationships. It also aims to identify common issues or problems that are emerging in these areas and to develop innovative approaches to their resolution.

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