ERIC Number: ED252231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Machine-Readable Records Program: The Final Report of the Wisconsin Machine-Readable Records Project.
Evans, Max J.
The Wisconsin Machine-Readable Records Project was conducted by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin between August 1981 and July 1983 as a follow-up to the Wisconsin Survey of Machine-Readable Public Records. Both projects assessed the impact of computer technology on record keeping by state government agencies and addressed the implications of contemporary information technology for archival preservation of public records. This final report summarizes the Records Project which was undertaken to address several specific problems identified by the survey. The five-part report contains a narrative history of the activities of the project; a brief description of its accomplishments; a discussion of some of the unanticipated problems and unresolved issues; a summary of the current status of machine-readable records in Wisconsin; and an outline of the objectives for an ongoing, self-sustaining machine-readable records program at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Appendices, which make up more than two-thirds of the document, comprise: (l) General Records Schedule for Machine-Readable Processing Files; (2) Revised Scheduling Policy and Sample Records Disposal Authorizations; (3) Procedures Manual for Machine-Readable Records; and (4) Sample User's Guide for a Machine-Readable Records Series. (THC)
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 Project to develop an integrated and self-sustaining program for machine-readable records in the State of Wisconsin. For related documents, see IR 050 970-973.