DIGITAL RECORDS PRESERVATION | Where to Start Guide
Organizations are increasingly creating, receiving and managing digital records. Sound records management practices require that the same rules and principles should apply to all records regardless of their media or form. Records in digital format do however have some unique characteristics that require specific actions to be taken to ensure that they retain their value for as long as they are required. The purpose of this Guide is to provide guidance related to developing a preservation plan.
This “Where to Start Guide” relies on the concepts set out in ISO 15489 parts 1 and 2 and needs to be applied in conjunction with that standard. Applicable requirements included in ISO 15489 are not duplicated in this document.