Most organizations manage work and make decisions using electronic information.
Organizations need electronic records that are reliable, authentic, usable, and accessible.
With the shift from paper to digital information, many organizations find current electronic records are insufficient to support business needs, or that records access is in danger of being lost.
This guide was designed to help information and program managers integrate essential records management requirements into the design of information systems.
The guide details techniques that integrate into the system design process, and result in the identification of technical specifications and opportunities for improving performance through improved access.
The guide came out of the Models for Action: Practical Approaches to Electronic Records Management and Preservation project that CTG UAlbany conducted with the New York State Archives and Records Administration, which was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
* This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission under Grant No. 96023.