The Long-term Preservation of Authentic Electronic Records:

Findings of the InterPARES Project

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART ONE establishing and maintaining trust in electronic records

Authenticity Task Force Report

Introduction
Basic Assumptions of the Research
Research Design and Methodology
Research Findings
Relationship between Conceptual Requirements for Authenticity and Existing Standards
Relationship of Findings to Other Research Initiatives
Conclusion
Areas for Further Research

PART TWO choosing to preserve: the selection of electronic records

Appraisal Task Force Report

Introduction
Basic Assumptions of the Research
Research Design and Methodology
Research Findings
Relationship of Findings to Other Research
Conclusion
Summary of Recommendations

PART THREE trusting to time: preserving authentic records in the long term

Preservation Task Force Report

Introduction
Research Design and Methodology
Findings
Products
Relationship to Existing Standards
Conclusion
Recommendations

PART FOUR i) an intellectual framework for policies, strategies, and standards

Strategy Task Force Report

PART FOUR ii) contextualization

National and Multinational Team Reports

Australian Research Team Report
Canadian Research Team Report
Chinese Research Team Report
Global Industry Research Team Report
Italian Research Team Report
National Archives of the Netherlands Report
United States Research Team Report

PART FIVE InterPARES terminology

Glossary Committee Report

Conclusion

APPENDICES

Appendix 1Template for Analysis
Appendix 2Requirements for Assessing and Maintaining the Authenticity of Electronic Records
Appendix 3Appraisal of Electronic Records: A Review of the Literature in English
Appendix 4
A Model of the Selection Function

i) Model Diagrams
ii) Activity Definitions
iii)
Arrow Definitions

Appendix 5A Model of the Preservation Function

i) Model Diagram Descriptions
ii) Model Diagrams
iii) Activity Definitions
iv) Arrow Definitions

Appendix 6 How to Preserve Authentic Electronic Records
Appendix 7 Walkthrough Applying the "Preserve Electronic Records" Model

Glossary