India’s Ministry of Communications and IT has announced the Standard for Preservation Information Documentation of Electronic Records. This move to standardize the preservation of digital records across government agencies will ensure that electronic records are produced in a preservable manner. This interesting information came from Future Gov in their article, “India develops standards for digital preservation of records.”

“The standard forms the foundation for the introduction of Electronic Records Management as part of e-governance in India and defines the paradigm for creating trusted digital repositories for digital preservation,” shared Dr. Dinesh Katre, Associate Director and Head of Department – Human-Centred Design and Computing Group at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

Considering the vast amount of data available, both digital and non-digital, the benefits to going digital go beyond access and findability. It is about preservation.

Melody K. Smith

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