ERIC Number: ED368335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Document Imaging and Optical Storage Systems for Local Governments: An Introduction. Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Number 21.
Schwartz, Stanley F.
This publication introduces electronic document imaging systems and provides guidance for local governments in New York in deciding whether such systems should be adopted for their own records and information management purposes. It advises local governments on how to develop plans for using such technology by discussing its advantages and disadvantages and its relation to records management. Electronic document imaging systems are computer-based systems that capture images of paper documents through a scanner, index them to expedite retrieval, and store them on magnetic, magneto-optical, or optical media, in or near the computer. Electronic document imaging systems are not panaceas, but they can offer many advantages to a local government in terms of space saved, rapid and easy access, and the improvement of delivery, distribution, and security. This overview highlights records management issues such as hardware and software, records retention, disaster planning, authentication, system documentation, security, and legal issues. A glossary of imaging terms explains many common aspects of electronic document imaging. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
Identifiers - Location: New York