HARNESSING THE POWER OF YOUR AGENCY’S ARCHIVAL DATA!
The Federal Government is experiencing an information explosion created by the advent of new technologies implemented to provide digital access to archival data previously available only through physical documentation. These changes are the result of both public demand for transparency and new Federal mandates for digital storage of information. Additionally, universities and other institutions are realizing the benefits of massive data made available for research. This combination of public demand and regulatory requirements creates opportunities and challenges for agency leaders. Agencies must establish and maintain a forward-looking plan to aggressively digitize archival data and to make those data readily available using compliant systems.