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We’re not there, yet! Fall 2006 MARAC Meeting, Morristown, NJ Mark Conrad Archives Specialist ERA Research Division
<ul><ul><li>All statements, opinions, and conjectures are my own unless otherwise attributed. </li></ul></ul>Caveat Emptor!
Electronic Records NARA’s Challenges <ul><li>Scope The Entire Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Variety Different Types...
Anticipated Incoming Permanent  Electronic Records Collections   within the next 15 years 347 131 35.8 25.8 19.0 14.1 10.6...
How NARA Responded     The ERA Vision ERA will be a comprehensive,  systematic, and dynamic means of   preserving  and pro...
We’re not there, yet! <ul><li>A great deal of progress in  empirical  research </li></ul><ul><li>Astonishingly little  pra...
Empirical Research <ul><li>Areas of Progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure-independent repositories </li></ul></ul>...
Practical Experience <ul><li>Why So Little Progress? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Some of NARA’s Research Partners National Center  for Supercomputing  Applications NIST … and many others! National Scienc...
National Coordination Office for Networking Information Technology  Research and Development (NCO/NITRD)
FY 2007  NITRD Supplement  to the President's Budget See http://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/2007supplement/
FY 2007  NITRD Supplement  to the President's Budget: Some Highlights <ul><li>Human-Computer Interaction and Information M...
FY 2007  NITRD Supplement  to the President's Budget Some Highlights <ul><li>Human-Computer Interaction and Information Ma...
Some Possible Allies <ul><li>PDES, Inc.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pdesinc.aticorp.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASCIO  ...
Theoretical Research/Writing <ul><li>How Do You Evaluate It? </li></ul><ul><li>One Size Does  Not Necessarily  Fit All </l...
Your Contacts in the   ERA Program Management Office Mark Conrad  [email_address] ERA Research Papers http://www.archives....
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    1. 1. We’re not there, yet! Fall 2006 MARAC Meeting, Morristown, NJ Mark Conrad Archives Specialist ERA Research Division
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>All statements, opinions, and conjectures are my own unless otherwise attributed. </li></ul></ul>Caveat Emptor!
    3. 3. Electronic Records NARA’s Challenges <ul><li>Scope The Entire Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Variety Different Types of Records </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity Records in Different Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Volume Enormous Number of Records </li></ul><ul><li>Obsolescence Constantly Changing Technology </li></ul>
    4. 4. Anticipated Incoming Permanent Electronic Records Collections within the next 15 years 347 131 35.8 25.8 19.0 14.1 10.6 7.8 5.5 3.6 Projected Accumulated NARA Holdings in petabytes (1 PB = 1,024 TB) 2022 2018 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Year
    5. 5. How NARA Responded The ERA Vision ERA will be a comprehensive, systematic, and dynamic means of preserving and providing continuing access to any type of electronic record free from dependence on any specific hardware or software, created anywhere in the Federal Government.
    6. 6. We’re not there, yet! <ul><li>A great deal of progress in empirical research </li></ul><ul><li>Astonishingly little practical experience within the archival profession as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>A lot more theoretical research/writing </li></ul>
    7. 7. Empirical Research <ul><li>Areas of Progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure-independent repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Areas for Further Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software and hardware-dependence </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Practical Experience <ul><li>Why So Little Progress? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes partnerships? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some Reasons for Hope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NHPRC projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging other folks work </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Some of NARA’s Research Partners National Center for Supercomputing Applications NIST … and many others! National Science Foundation San Diego Supercomputer Center Army Research Laboratory
    10. 10. National Coordination Office for Networking Information Technology Research and Development (NCO/NITRD)
    11. 11. FY 2007 NITRD Supplement to the President's Budget See http://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/2007supplement/
    12. 12. FY 2007 NITRD Supplement to the President's Budget: Some Highlights <ul><li>Human-Computer Interaction and Information Management Needs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next-generation methods, tools, and technologies to make it possible to access, integrate, analyze, and efficiently manage massive stores of widely distributed, heterogeneous information (e.g., science and engineering research data, Federal records ) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. FY 2007 NITRD Supplement to the President's Budget Some Highlights <ul><li>Human-Computer Interaction and Information Management Needs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal information management architecture testbeds: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To evaluate issues in petascale collections of information governed by differing requirements (e.g., national security, personal privacy) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term preservation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance of and access to long-lived science and engineering data collections and Federal records </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Some Possible Allies <ul><li>PDES, Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pdesinc.aticorp.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASCIO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://www.nascio.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Grid Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ogf.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(look for phrases like data management) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Theoretical Research/Writing <ul><li>How Do You Evaluate It? </li></ul><ul><li>One Size Does Not Necessarily Fit All </li></ul><ul><li>No Substitute for Dirty Hands! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Your Contacts in the ERA Program Management Office Mark Conrad [email_address] ERA Research Papers http://www.archives.gov/era/research/research-papers.html ERA Communications (301) 837-0740 [email_address] The ERA Website is http://www.archives.gov/era
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