Association of Canadian Archivists
June 11-14, 2008 - Fredericton, New Brunswick
"Stemming the Tide: Archives and the Digital World"
7c. Digital Preservation at the Government of AlbertaFriday, June 13, 2008
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Chair: Tina Lloyd, Library and Archives Canada
Wayne Murdoch, Provincial Archives of Alberta, Turning Lead into Gold: Developing a Digital Preservation and Archives Strategy for the Government of Alberta
Lori Nordland, Alberta Research Council, Current Trends in Functional Classification and Digital Preservation in the Alberta Government
Garth Clarke, Alberta Children's Services, Developing and Implementing a Digital Preservation Strategy: A Case Study
This session will examine from archival, information technology, and records management points of view, the ongoing development of a common digital preservation strategy for the records of the Government of Alberta (GoA). The GoA has recently adopted an Information and Services Strategy that envisions consistent government-wide management of information as a corporate asset, and emphasizes the use of a common technology infrastructure and information services to manage digitally at least 90% of all information created, received, or stored by the government. Part of the future goal is to ensure that born digital records will remain accessible in a digital form as long as they may be required by approved records schedules. The three presenters will deal with both the theoretical and the pragmatic aspects of implementing a preservation strategy for all government digital information considered to be of long term value.
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