Electronic Records Research 1997: Resource Materials

Compilation Copyright, Archives & Museum Informatics 1998
Article Copyright, Author

Document Engineering
FMP/Flaman Management Partners, Ltd.
331 Cooper Street, Suite 503
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G5

Michael Sutton is the author of Document Management for the Enterprise: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996). Since 1974, he has been involved in the specialty areas of library sciences, records, text, document and forms management, (especially as it relates to digital media). Michael has served on committees providing guidance in the development of ISO 11730-Forms Interface Management System and ISO 8879-Standard Generalized Markup Language. Mr. Sutton has been a member of the Open Document Management API (ODMA) and the Document Management Alliance (DMA) specification groups of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) when these groups developed and promulgated their first version of the specifications. Mr. Sutton is a well known international presenter on electronic documents; and has participated in seminars for: AIIM, ARMA, BFMA, CIIM, Cohasset Associates Inc., and DATAMATION.

Mr. Sutton is currently active with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the House of Commons as an EDMS Strategist and Advisor. In the recent past he has assisted in EDMS Projects and implementations at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Atomic Energy Control Board, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Canadian International Development Agency, International Development Law Institute, Public Service Commission of Canada, Solicitor General of Canada, and the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs.
Mr. Sutton's purpose in attending the conference is to seek out solutions to the issues and problems associated with the short term archiving and migration of electronic documents within enterprise repositories, especially electronic mail and attachments in their native format. Another area of interest is the need in many organizations to archive snapshots of the web server repositories that are serving their inter/intranet sites. With the number of links involved, just taking a backup copy is insufficient because of the number of software upgrades taking place at the application level. How does an organization preserve this information within a usable context and logical structure?

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