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Transition to Electronic Government: Planning, Protection and Preservation Strategies for Digitizing Agency Records

November 20th 2019

2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST

The transition to electronic government is driving digitization investment at all levels of government to improve search and retrieval, provide online access to public records and archival holdings, and mitigate the degradation of aging analog materials. In the US federal government, a 12/31/2022 deadline has been set after which NARA will not accept legacy paper records in any form.

At state and local levels, records series being converted to digital formats run the gamut from engineering drawings and specifications to published reports and property registers. Preservation approaches for digital surrogates and their metadata to ensure an agency’s investment is protected and the records remain trustworthy over successive generations of technologies and custodians are urgently needed.

This webinar, co-sponsored by History Associates and Preservica, explores requirements and good practices for digitizing and preserving electronic government records.

Viewers will gain insights into:
• The process of creating a scalable roadmap for digitization initiatives from records identification to metadata and cataloging standards
• Active digital preservation technology
• How digital preservation applies to the life cycle of public sector electronic records
• The importance of preparing for electronic records preservation sooner rather than later


Laura Starr, Business Development Manager at HAI (History Associates)

Lori Ashley, Industry Market Development Manager at Preservica

Andrew French, Director of Solutions Architecture at Preservica