Gathering and archiving records is changing as the digital age progresses. By storing records in a permanent electronic format, they are more accessible to federal workers and the general public as well.¬†This interesting information came from Fierce Government IT in their article, “Organization, culture and resources: Making it work for records management.”

However, the road to electronic record management has not been easy. New burdens on federal personnel has caused confusion over archiving procedures. The 2012 Obama administrations directive specifically aimed for not just new technology, but new skills.


It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy in any records management project. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.