How it could work…

The following workflows show how the open source tools and preservation techniques that the project has tested and explored could fit into a wider process for the effective management of electronic records.

The approach relies on:

  • adapting the available functionality of a well-managed file servers system
  • training and relationship building with relevant staff by the records manager
  • the identification of sets or classes of electronic records held on shared drives that need to be captured and managed in a structured way
  • a commitment to transform use of the ‘shared drive’ from a long-term, unstructured collection of documents of varying relevance and quality to a temporary, collaborative area with strict controls on size and data retention

 

 

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I’ve included the full document here, which has several other ‘scenarios’ for managing electronic records using these tools: Records management workflows