Accession Number:

ADA402635

Title:

Information Management: Challenges in Managing and Preserving Electronic Records

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

In the wake of the transition from paper-based to electronic processes, federal agencies are producing vast and rapidly growing volumes of electronic records. The difficulties of managing, preserving, and providing access to these records represent challenges for the National Archives and Records Administration NARA as the nations recordkeeper and archivist. GAO was requested to 1 determine the status and adequacy of NARAs response to these challenges and 2 review NARAs efforts to acquire an advanced electronic records archiving system, which will be based on new technologies that are still the subject of research.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE