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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. http//

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: ph 608-262-3284

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