Managing Electronic Records, Fourth Edition

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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
• Inventorying
• 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.

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

William Saffady

William Saffady, Ph.D., is a professor at Long Island University. He is the author of more than three dozen books and numerous articles on information management topics, including records management, electronic document management, information storage technologies, and library automation. In addition to teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant, providing training and analytical services to corporations, government agencies, and other organizations.

"This well-written volume is easy to read ...It is likely that everyone who reads this book will something about the development or enhancement of an electronic records management program."
--Journal of the Medical Library Association

 "The target audience for the book .. .includes professional records managers, computer systems professionals, office systems analysts, librarians, and others ... a succinct history."--Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology "It is aimed at individuals with a background in the information sciences although it is so detailed that someone with a very basic understanding of information sciences could learn something from this book ... If you are just learning about records management (electronic or otherwise) this book provides a good foundation because it is so detail rich."--CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter "A useful guide for professionals managing electronic resources."--Information World Review