There’s a Hole in the Bucket: One Institution’s Method of Preserving Electronic Records


Preserving electronic records is always a difficult proposition. Hardware, software programs and formats are constantly in flux. So what do you do to allow you to hit this moving target? There are some basic guiding principles and actions that you can follow that help maintain and preserve electronic records. By discussing what to do to with specific file formats: including still-images, video and audio files, text documents, relational databases, spreadsheets, websites and email, maintaining electronic records for future researchers, archivists and scholars can be possible.