Thursday, October 29, 2009

Electronic record

By Khairul Izzuan Ahmad

According to Archives or Ireland, Electornic record can be define as "Any combination of text, graphics, data, audio, pictorial, or other information representation in digital form that created, modified, maintained, archived, retrieved by a computer system".

According to Library of Virgina, electronic record can be define as "data in form that can be read and processed by a computer and that satisfy the legal definition of a record.Electronic records may include data files and databases, machine readable indexes, word processing files, electronic spreadsheets, electronic mail and messages, as well as others text or numeric information".

According State Archive of Michigan,United State of America, electronic records can be define as " Information recorded by a computer that is produced or received in the initiation, conduct or completion of an agency or individual activity. Example of electronic record include email message, word-processed documents, electronic spreadsheets, digital images and databases. Many electronic records are maintained as part of an electronic record keeping system,such as graphic information system (GIS), digital image storage system, computer aided design (CAD) systems, and electronic commerce system"

As conclusion, electronic record can be conclude as any records that have been created by the computer and needed a device to read it.

Electronic Records at Archives Ireland: Free impartial advice and information :

Electronic records:chapter 7, Virgina Public Records Management Manual.Library of Virgina.

Michigan Archive, United State

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