ARMA 2005: CHICAGO  50th Annual Conference and Exposition  September 20, 2005 ERA Program Update Fynnette Eaton and Mark C...
Electronic Records Archives Vision “ The Electronic Records Archives will authentically preserve and provide access to any...
The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program Management Office <ul><li>Acquisition of the ERA system  </li></ul><ul><li>O...
NARA’s Electronic Records Challenge <ul><li>Preserve any type of electronic record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created using any...
NARA’s Strategy <ul><li>Attack the critical preservation problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find solutions in commercially viable, ...
The ERA System Will Support: <ul><li>Workflow and collaboration tools for lifecycle management of all types of records, te...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t ERA Virtual Workspaces Find Records Present Records Produce Special ...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t ERA Virtual   Workspaces Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agr...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assist...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assist...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assist...
R e c o r d s  L i f e c y c l e  M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assist...
<ul><li>What’s New in ERA? </li></ul><ul><li>Declassified State Department Diplomatic Messages, 1975, released </li></ul><...
Retrieve Records Records  Disposition Transfer Records ERA Home Schedule Records Scheduling Workbench for: N. O. Moore, Re...
ERA Home Retrieve Records Records  Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records <ul><li>Item  1  Title: </li></ul><ul><li...
ERA Home Retrieve Records Records  Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records Draft FRC Service Agreement  for <ul><li>...
ERA Home Retrieve Records Records  Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records Draft FRC Service Agreement  for <ul><li>...
<ul><li>Track a schedule  that has been submitted for approval; </li></ul><ul><li>Search for examples  of approved records...
Examples of how ERA will facilitate Records Disposition and Transfer <ul><li>Request transfer  of physical custody of  any...
Examples of how ERA will facilitate Storing, Preserving and Accessing  Permanent Electronic Records <ul><li>Access electro...
ERA Functionality <ul><li>ERA will handle disposition processing   for all records at NARA, both temporary and permanent. ...
ERA Functionality <ul><li>ERA will handle classified records separately from non-classified records </li></ul><ul><li>ERA ...
ERA Will Not… <ul><li>ERA  will not perform Appraisals </li></ul><ul><li>ERA  will not manage locations     for paper reco...
What will the system do for  Record Users? <ul><li>Find records based on searches of descriptions of records. </li></ul><u...
New Opportunities <ul><li>New  search  techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access  to electronic records </li></ul><ul><...
System Analysis & Design Phase <ul><li>August 2004:   Selected Harris and Lockheed Martin Corporations    as prime system ...
The ERA Timeline Select Single Developer Initial Operating  Capability Awarded Contracts Full Operating  Capability 2007 /...
Change Management  Responsibilities <ul><li>Enable ERA to  successfully achieve    its goals </li></ul><ul><li>Create awar...
Change Management  Activities <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website, Meetings, Emails </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
ERA Research <ul><li>Unprecedented Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Does Not Currently Exist </li></ul></ul><ul...
Strategic Alignment “ Strategies to assure long-term preservation of digital records constitute another particularly press...
ERA Research <ul><li>Identify Potential in New Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Knowledge & Technology Transfer from...
Partnerships San Diego Supercomputer Center NIST National Center  for Supercomputing  Applications … and many other Federa...
The Virtual Archives Lab!
The Virtual Archives Lab
Research Prototype Persistent Archives NARA U Md SDSC MCAT MCAT MCAT <ul><li>Powerful Platform for Collaborative Research ...
Demo Time! <ul><li>If the Internet Pixies Cooperate… </li></ul>
Your ERA Contacts http://www.archives.gov/era/   [email_address] (301) 837-2007 [email_address] (301) 837-0924
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  1. 1. ARMA 2005: CHICAGO 50th Annual Conference and Exposition September 20, 2005 ERA Program Update Fynnette Eaton and Mark Conrad ERA Program Staff The Electronic Records Archives (ERA)
  2. 2. Electronic Records Archives Vision “ The Electronic Records Archives will authentically preserve and provide access to any kind of electronic record, free from dependency on any specific hardware or software, enabling NARA to carry out its mission into the future.”
  3. 3. The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program Management Office <ul><li>Acquisition of the ERA system </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational change management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable NARA to implements the system successfully </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address new challenges posed by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing change in Information Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Its use in government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalize on progress in technology </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. NARA’s Electronic Records Challenge <ul><li>Preserve any type of electronic record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created using any type of application, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On any computing platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From any entity in the Federal Government, and any donor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide discovery and delivery to anyone with an interest and legal right of access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now and for the life of the Republic, and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide effective policies, strategies, standards, guidance, and tools for federal agencies to manage electronic records in support of their lines of business </li></ul>
  5. 5. NARA’s Strategy <ul><li>Attack the critical preservation problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find solutions in commercially viable, mainstream technologies being developed to support e-commerce, e-government and the next generation national information infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Align with overall direction of Information Technology in the U.S. Government </li></ul><ul><li>Define the requirements in terms of the lifecycle management of records </li></ul>
  6. 6. The ERA System Will Support: <ul><li>Workflow and collaboration tools for lifecycle management of all types of records, temporary and permanent </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>within NARA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>between NARA and other agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ingestion, preservation and access to electronic records </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the National Archives, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Records Centers, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Libraries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t ERA Virtual Workspaces Find Records Present Records Produce Special Versions Identify Sensitive Content R e p o s i t o r y Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Accesioning Workbench Workflow Management Redact Sensitive Records Classified Electronic Records Reference Workbench Congress President Donors Agencies Public Business Other Government Federal Government Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository
  8. 8. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t ERA Virtual Workspaces Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Find Records Present Records Produce Special Versions Identify Sensitive Content R e p o s i t o r y Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Accesioning Workbench 1 Workflow Management Redact Sensitive Records Classified Electronic Records Increment Reference Workbench Congress President Donors Agencies Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository Public Business Other Government Federal Government
  9. 9. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Find Records Present Records Produce Special Versions Identify Sensitive Content Redact Sensitive Records R e p o s i t o r y Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Accesioning Workbench Federal Agencies Workflow Management ERA Virtual Workspaces Increment 2 Reference Workbench Congress President Donors Agencies Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Classified Electronic Records Public Business Other Government Federal Government
  10. 10. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Find Records Present Records Produce Special Versions Identify Sensitive Content Redact Sensitive Records R e p o s i t o r y Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Accesioning Workbench Federal Agencies Workflow Management ERA Virtual Workspaces Increment 3 Reference Workbench Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Classified Electronic Records Congress President Donors Agencies Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository Public Business Other Government Federal Government
  11. 11. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Find Records Present Records Produce Special Versions Identify Sensitive Content Redact Sensitive Records R e p o s i t o r y Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Accesioning Workbench Federal Agencies Workflow Management ERA Virtual Workspaces Increment 4 Reference Workbench Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Classified Electronic Records Congress President Donors Agencies Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository Public Business Other Government Federal Government
  12. 12. R e c o r d s L i f e c y c l e M a n a g e m e n t Request to Transfer Records Disposition Agreement Request for Assistance FOIA Request Produce Special Versions R e p o s i t o r y Read Digital Media Verify Transfers Accesioning Workbench Workflow Management Federal Agencies ERA Virtual Workspaces Increment 5 Reference Workbench Find Records Present Records Identify Sensitive Content X Redact Sensitive Records Data about Collections Original Format Electronic Records Persistent Format Electronic Records Classified Electronic Records Accept Online Transfer Describe Records Transform to Archival Format Congress President Donors Agencies Records Lifecycle Data Description of Holdings Template Repository Public Business Other Government Federal Government
  13. 13. <ul><li>What’s New in ERA? </li></ul><ul><li>Declassified State Department Diplomatic Messages, 1975, released </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to search for records </li></ul><ul><li>ERA Greatest Hits! </li></ul><ul><li>New Records Center Services for Electronic Records </li></ul><ul><li>Sign On </li></ul><ul><li>New User </li></ul><ul><li>Registered User </li></ul><ul><li>About ERA </li></ul><ul><li>Records Management in ERA </li></ul><ul><li>ERA System development </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual Archives Lab </li></ul><ul><li>ERA Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Use ERA to: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for records and information in the National Archives and Presidential Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Order copies of records </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about records in other federal agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Contact NARA </li></ul>Electronic Records Archives
  14. 14. Retrieve Records Records Disposition Transfer Records ERA Home Schedule Records Scheduling Workbench for: N. O. Moore, Records Officer, NITA Develop Record Schedule <ul><li>Create new schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Edit draft schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Modify existing schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Derive from existing schedule </li></ul>Submit Record Schedule <ul><li>First draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revised draft </li></ul><ul><li>For final approval </li></ul><ul><li>Withdraw schedule </li></ul>Search Records Schedules <ul><li>My agency’s schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Other agencies’ schedules </li></ul><ul><li>General Records Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>By Record Type </li></ul>Notices August 31, 2007 <ul><li>Request for Disposition Authority, N1-2007-999-1, approved </li></ul><ul><li>NARA questions on draft schedule, N0-2007-999-5 </li></ul><ul><li>NARA requests comments on proposed revision to GRS 14 . </li></ul>
  15. 15. ERA Home Retrieve Records Records Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records <ul><li>Item 1 Title: </li></ul><ul><li>Records Description: </li></ul><ul><li>Disposition </li></ul><ul><li>Retain in agency </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to FRC </li></ul><ul><li>(check 1) Permanent: Temporary: </li></ul>N. O. Moore, Records Officer Author: ▼ years NITA-2007-N1 Agency Schedule ID: National Institute of Transactional Analysis Create Record Schedule for Transactional Analysis Reporting System (TARS) Final, reviewed and verified data for all transactional analyses conducted by NITA. 10 When 10 years old
  16. 16. ERA Home Retrieve Records Records Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records Draft FRC Service Agreement for <ul><li>ItemTitle: </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Records (check 1) : Electronic Non-electronic </li></ul>X Draft Schedule: NITA-2007-N1, Item 1 Transactional Analysis Reporting System (TARS)
  17. 17. ERA Home Retrieve Records Records Disposition Transfer Records Schedule Records Draft FRC Service Agreement for <ul><li>ItemTitle: </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Records (check 1) : Electronic Non-electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Means of Transfer (check 1): Internet Physical media </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Services (check all desired) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access: Return physical media </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Return files via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Online access to records </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation: Media refreshment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format Migration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disposition (check 1): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Destroy Media Delete Data Secure Destruction </li></ul></ul>X Draft Schedule: NITA-2007-N1, Item 1 Transactional Analysis Reporting System (TARS) <ul><li>Access: Return physical media </li></ul><ul><li>Return files via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Online access to records </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation: Media refreshment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Format Migration </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Track a schedule that has been submitted for approval; </li></ul><ul><li>Search for examples of approved records schedules; </li></ul><ul><li>Use existing schedules as models to develop new ones; </li></ul><ul><li>Use automated authoring and editing tools to draft and revise records schedules (SF-115s) and submit them to NARA; and </li></ul><ul><li>Send samples of electronic records covered by proposed schedules to NARA. </li></ul>Some Examples of how ERA will facilitate the Records Management Process ERA will be a TOOL for agency Records Officers to:
  19. 19. Examples of how ERA will facilitate Records Disposition and Transfer <ul><li>Request transfer of physical custody of any type of record to NARA; </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer custody of electronic records to NARA; </li></ul><ul><li>Approve destruction of temporary records stored in Federal Records Centers; and </li></ul><ul><li>Approve transfer to NARA of legal custody of permanent records. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Examples of how ERA will facilitate Storing, Preserving and Accessing Permanent Electronic Records <ul><li>Access electronic records that have been migrated to new formats, </li></ul><ul><li>Output copies of electronic records in appropriate formats, </li></ul><ul><li>Output electronic records on a variety of media, </li></ul><ul><li>Search for records using a variety of search paths, </li></ul><ul><li>Request access to or return copies of their own records, </li></ul><ul><li>Receive online transfers of electronic records from NARA, </li></ul><ul><li>View electronic records stored at NARA online, </li></ul><ul><li>Authorize third party access to agency records held in Federal Records Centers, and </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with NARA or other equity holders on review and redaction of records with restricted content. </li></ul>
  21. 21. ERA Functionality <ul><li>ERA will handle disposition processing for all records at NARA, both temporary and permanent. </li></ul><ul><li>ERA will provide workflow tools that Federal Records Centers may choose to use. </li></ul><ul><li>ERA will support easier and more timely transfer of records from temporary to archival holdings. </li></ul>
  22. 22. ERA Functionality <ul><li>ERA will handle classified records separately from non-classified records </li></ul><ul><li>ERA will be as close as your desktop. </li></ul>
  23. 23. ERA Will Not… <ul><li>ERA will not perform Appraisals </li></ul><ul><li>ERA will not manage locations for paper records </li></ul>
  24. 24. What will the system do for Record Users? <ul><li>Find records based on searches of descriptions of records. </li></ul><ul><li>Search the electronic records themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Accurately reproduce and output electronic records. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide certified copies of electronic records. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage requests for review of restricted materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the results of electronic records reviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable users to request and receive assistance from NARA staff. </li></ul>
  25. 25. New Opportunities <ul><li>New search techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access to electronic records </li></ul><ul><li>Access to all records schedules that already exist in ERA </li></ul><ul><li>Access to life cycle information across all archival functions , for example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SF-115s Records Schedules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SF-135s / SF-258s Records Transfer Documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ARC Records Descriptions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. System Analysis & Design Phase <ul><li>August 2004: Selected Harris and Lockheed Martin Corporations as prime system integrators to develop competing architectures and designs for the ERA system </li></ul><ul><li>Major Milestones: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Baseline Reviews of each contractor’s management of the project: completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Requirements Reviews: completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERA System Design Reviews: May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERA Prototype Demonstrations: June </li></ul></ul><ul><li>September 2005: Select one contractor to develop and implement the system </li></ul>
  27. 27. The ERA Timeline Select Single Developer Initial Operating Capability Awarded Contracts Full Operating Capability 2007 / 2008 12 / 2003 8 / 2004 9 / 2005 Released the Request For Proposal Increment 1 2 years Increment 2 (1 year) 2011 Increment 3 (1 year) Increment 4 (1 year) Increment 5 (1 year)
  28. 28. Change Management Responsibilities <ul><li>Enable ERA to successfully achieve its goals </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness among ERA stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate alignment between processes, people, and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Help stakeholders assimilate the changes ERA brings </li></ul>
  29. 29. Change Management Activities <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website, Meetings, Emails </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readiness, Current State, Fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change Sponsorship, Agency Interactions </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. ERA Research <ul><li>Unprecedented Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Does Not Currently Exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity &Volume Will Continue to Grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unprecedented Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognized GOVERNMENTAL Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White House Coordinated Research Activity </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Strategic Alignment “ Strategies to assure long-term preservation of digital records constitute another particularly pressing issue for research....”
  32. 32. ERA Research <ul><li>Identify Potential in New Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Knowledge & Technology Transfer from Research Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Bring Together Partners with Diverse Domain Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Other Research </li></ul>
  33. 33. Partnerships San Diego Supercomputer Center NIST National Center for Supercomputing Applications … and many other Federal Agencies and their Records Officers National Science Foundation Global Grid Forum Army Research Laboratory National Agricultural Library
  34. 34. The Virtual Archives Lab!
  35. 35. The Virtual Archives Lab
  36. 36. Research Prototype Persistent Archives NARA U Md SDSC MCAT MCAT MCAT <ul><li>Powerful Platform for Collaborative Research </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronization across zones </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability across diverse platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient metadata to ensure complete and authentic records </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation of risk of data loss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replication of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federation of catalogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deep archive </li></ul>Federation of Three Independent Data Grids
  37. 37. Demo Time! <ul><li>If the Internet Pixies Cooperate… </li></ul>
  38. 38. Your ERA Contacts http://www.archives.gov/era/ [email_address] (301) 837-2007 [email_address] (301) 837-0924
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