Managing digital records in a global environment

Shadrack Katuu
  • The Electronic Library, October 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/el-04-2015-0064

This paper aims to widen as well as deepen the discussion on standards and good practice guidelines

What is it about?

An extensive review of literature was used to develop an outline of existing standards and good practice guidelines that are used by records management professionals to manage digital records.

Why is it important?

The paper explores an extensive array of standards and good practice guidelines, their utility and their geographical coverage. It demonstrates how different terms such as Electronic Records Management Systems, Electronic Document Management Systems, Electronic Document and Records Management Systems and Enterprise Content Management have been used without much clarity on how these terms relate to each other, and proposes a clarification framework.

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