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The following was posted by Nancy Kunde [log in to unmask]:


Call for Participation: Your expertise is needed!

The ARMA, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Standards
Development Committee, SDC, has recently established a task force to work
on the development of a standard, tentatively titled-Conversion and
Migration Criteria in Records Keeping Systems.   This proposed standard
will be jointly developed between archivists and records managers.  The SAA
Electronic Records Section and the SAA Standards Committee have endorsed
this project.  Similarly, the ARMA Electronic Records Committee has also
established a liaison with this task force.   The SDC is excited about this
very timely project.   This is an opportunity to work on a ground breaking
collaborative project.  Please consider making a commitment to work on this
task force.

The proposed standard will address fundamental policy, procedural, and
technical issues associated with conversion and migration from one records
keeping system to another regardless of record format, so that these
systems will insure the context, content, and structure of authentic
records.  It will address such topics as:
*Relationship of data elements to records
*Relationship of records to transactions and the maintenance of authentic,
reliable and retrievable records
*Critical up front policy issues (access, ownership, data sharing,
distributed custody)
*Records analysis and appraisal issues
*Roles and responsibilities
*Technology planning requirements (architecture, communication
technologies, relationship to storage technologies, metadata management,
hardware/software evaluation criteria)
*Migration planning.

To sign on to the task force please visit the ARMA website below and
complete the call for participation form.

If I can answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  My
contact information is listed below.

Nancy Kunde, CRM, CA
Records Officer
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mailing Address:  B134 Memorial Library, 728 State St., Madison, WI  53706
Email:  [log in to unmask]
ph  608-262-3284

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