ERIC Number: ED252230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Archival Preservation of Machine-Readable Records: The Final Report of the Wisconsin Survey of Machine-Readable Public Records.
David, Martin; And Others
Between November 1, 1979, and April 30, 1981, the Wisconsin Survey of Machine-Readable Public Records was carried out to identify the technical, intellectual, and administrative problems associated with a records management and archival program for machine-readable records. The survey identified machine-readable records in several state agencies; evaluated existing records management, disposition, and retention policies governing machine-readable records; and developed a set of recommendations for improving records management and archival control of these materials. This final report summarizes the survey project. In Part One the history of the project and the strategies employed to inventory, appraise, and accession machine-readable records in the state of Wisconsin are described. Part Two describes the findings of the records survey. Part Three contains recommendations for state agency administrators, legislators, and archivists for establishing a machine-readable records program for state archives, dealing with pre-archival control, legislative support, documentation standards, data base management systems design, and administrative expertise. (THC)
Descriptors: Archives, Computers, Data Processing, Government Publications, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Records (Forms), State Agencies, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 ($5.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison.
Identifiers: Machine Readable Bibliographic Data Bases; Machine Readable Cataloging; Records Management; Wisconsin
Note: A pilot program to accession machine-readable public records of Wisconsin State Agencies. A cooperative project between the Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the Data and Program Library Service of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979-1981. For related documents, see IR 050 970-973.