ERIC Number: ED452876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Enabling Best Practice Recordkeeping in the Digital Age.
This paper discusses the challenges that the digital age poses for recordkeeping and the National Archives of Australia's response to these challenges. The Archive's development of inter-dependent standards, policies, and guidelines for government recordkeeping is summarized. An initiative for developing and promoting resource discovery metadata and recordkeeping metadata that resulted in the Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS) metadata standard is described. The set of 19 AGLS resource discovery elements are listed according to their descriptive purpose, including four AGLS elements (function, availability, mandate, and audience) that were added to the basic elements of Dublin Core. An overview is presented of the Australian Governments Interactive Functions Thesaurus (AGIFT), recommended for use when creating AGLS metadata. The purposes of recordkeeping metadata are summarized, and the relationship between the eight mandatory elements of the recordkeeping metadata standard (agent, rights management, title, date, aggregation level, record identifier, management history, and disposal) and the elements of the AGLS standard are shown. Finally, a systematic approach to the effective management of World Wide Web-based records is highlighted. (Contains 15 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Archives, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Metadata, Recordkeeping, Records Management, Standards, Thesauri, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/anne .robertson.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia