The extensively updated fourth edition of this bestselling classic is an essential practical resource for anyone responsible for the creation, maintenance, management, control, and use of electronic records created by computer, audio, and video systems. Written by renowned author and educator William Saffady and co-published by ARMA International, this timely guide thoroughly examines the pertinent concepts, procedures, methods of protection, and daily management guidelines involved in this rapidly expanding field.
Saffady provides start-to-finish guidance for initiating effective programs for storing, retrieving and controlling electronic records, with coverage of vital components including:
• Concepts and issues
• Storage media
• File formats
• Retention schedules
• Managing vital electronic records
• Managing electronic files and media
Valuable appendices provide suggestions for further study and research, and a comprehensive glossary defines important terms as they relate specifically to the records management arena.
"This well-written volume is easy to read ...I t is likely that everyone who reads this book will something about the development or enhancement of an electronic records management program."