Electronic Records Research 1997: Resource Materials

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

University Archives
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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Philip Bantin has worked as a professional archivist for over 20 years. For the last 4 years, he has been employed by Indiana University as the Director of the University Archives. Right from the beginning of his tenure at IU, Bantin has been an active member of the IU Data Stewards Group, which is responsible for developing and implementing a data mangement program within the IU system. For the past 2 years, he has co-directed, along with Gerald Bernbom (Associate Director and Senior IT Architect, IU Office of Information Technologies), an NHPRC/Indiana University funded Electronic Records Project. The goals of the project are to implement functional analysis methodology and to test the ideas regarding functional requirements for recordkeeping and the critical role of metadata put forward by the University of Pittsburgh Electronic Records Project. At this point in the project, personnel have completed a detailed methodology statement and are running their first field test. By the end of the project, Bantin and Bernbom hope to have run 3 field tests of the methodology. Major questions to be addressed include: How effective was the attempt to create recordkeeping systems from information systems? What are the costs associated with implemeting the methodology? Bantin has presented numerous papers and lead several discussion groups on the topic of electronic records management at professional associations at the national, regional and state level. Recently he and Bernbom published an article on the IU Electronic Records Project in ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM INFORMATICS.

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