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Curating E-Mails; A life-cycle approach to the management and preservation of e-mail messages

Pennock, Mrs Maureen DCC (2006) Curating E-Mails; A life-cycle approach to the management and preservation of e-mail messages, in DCC Digital Curation Manual. DCC.

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E-mail forms the backbone of communications in many modern institutions and organisations and is a valuable type of organisational, cultural, and historical record. Successful management and preservation of valuable e-mail messages and collections is therefore vital if organisational accountability is to be achieved and historical or cultural memory retained for the future. This requires attention by all stakeholders across the entire life-cycle of the e-mail records. This instalment of the Digital Curation Manual reports on the several issues involved in managing and curating e-mail messages for both current and future use. Although there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution, this instalment outlines a generic framework for e-mail curation and preservation, provides a summary of current approaches, and addresses the technical, organisational and cultural challenges to successful e-mail management and longer-term curation.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:digital curation, digital preservation, managing e-mails, preserving e-mails, archiving e-mails
Subjects:P Curation Issues
F Formats > FB Email
N Data Life Cycle
U Policies, Strategies and Guidelines
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BA Archiving
J Digital Records > JA Appraisal, selection and retention
J Digital Records > JB Born digital objects
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BC Authenticity and Integrity
C Strategies and Procedures > CA Policies and policy development
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BE Roles and responsibilities
C Strategies and Procedures > CD Migration
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BG Storage
Document Language:English
ID Code:113
Deposited By:Pennock, Mrs Maureen
Deposited On:18 August 2006
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