Lending Library


Electronic Records Retention: New Strategies for Data Life Cycle Management

By David O. Stephens

Lending Library Number: 130

Building on their 1995 groundbreaking book on electronic records retention, David Stephens and Roderick Wallace have authored a comprehensive new book that defines a practical methodology for applying the principles of records retention to computer-based recordkeeping environments. The book includes chapters on:

  • the business case for electronic records retention
  • a cost-benefit analysis for retaining versus scheduling and purging electronic records
  • desktop environments
  • e-mail retention
  • Web environments
  • digital preservation and long-term data retention
  • legacy data
  • legislation and court cases
  • case studies