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Open Source Tools for Records Management

The report on Open Source Tools for Records Management was produced in response to item A3.2 in the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18). This item actively encourages NARA to work with Federal agencies to review and identify open source tools for records management tasks. To start the discussion, NARA compiled a selection of open source tools that could be used for various records management functions. The list is a ?snapshot? of available tools as of October 2014. In this document, NARA identified open source tools that could be used for records management tasks. NARA recognizes the extensive work by a number of individuals and groups (see other Lists of Tools at the end of this document) who have compiled lists of free, open source, and commercial tools for use in digital preservation and archival processing, such as the Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR) and the Digital POWRR Tool Grid. However, these efforts have not analyzed the tools for h

Webpage that discusses NARA's involvement in this area references and links to the report.  

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)


NARA, along with agencies, now maintain the information on the ERM Automation Working Group wiki as a resource for the Federal records management community. Members of the wiki are encouraged to describe how they have used tools, identify gaps in open source records management tools, and share additional recommendations.  

If you are a Federal employee and need assistance accessing the Electronic Records Management Automation wiki, please contact Beth Cron at  (July 2015)

Emails/texts/sm, File Naming, Security, Social Media

Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18):

January 16, 2018

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