The slides from Ed's talk at #IRMS15 outlining his ‘dream’ of how to incorporate digital preservation strategies and methodologies into the records management life-cycle.
There will be a business need to keep certain classes of records for long periods, or even permanently; these periods may exceed the life of the
EDRMS itself. Simply “exporting everything” may not be enough; there needs to be a strategy supporting a long-term repository, and a method for getting selected records into it.
An ‘ideal’ EDRMS would allow the automated migration of selected records into suitable preservation formats; and enhance the process of preservation by creating a comprehensive audit trail, and supporting metadata, thus embedding the selection decision within the records management workflow.
The importance of metadata for preservation purposes, how it might be managed and the potential merits of mapping selected MoReq fields into METS will also be investigated.
The talk doesn't propose a finished solution, but aims to start a conversation about how we can integrate digital preservation into records management and information practices.