Ian Macfarlane is the Programme Manager for the Electronic Records in Office Systems (EROS) Programme at the UK National Archives, the Public Record Office. The programme is aiming to ensure that the increasing number of electronic documents created across the UK government, where they are of long term value, are managed according to best practice to ensure that they are available for future access. This involves activities throughout the electronic records lifecycle from guidelines and advice in policy, systems planning and operational stages to transfer of selected records to the Public Record Office and handling of the records for preservation and access there. Previously, he was responsible for information management and technology strategy and planning for the European divisions in a multi-national company. He has worked on information management related projects and presented on evolving information management topics since the early 1980s. Ian gained a BSc degree from the University of Sussex and is a Member of the British Computer Society. He represents the Public Record Office on the controlling committee for the European Union DLM (Electronic Records) programme.
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16 June 1997