Good records management is essential for good governance in modern democratic society. Though the records management institutions and policies in Korea were improved rapidly since the enactment of Public Records Management Act in 1999, the newly introduced records systems for administrative organizations including the New Electronic Data Management System(NEDMS) and Electronic Records Management Systems for Records Centers(ERMS/RC) have many problems in terms of ensuring the quality of records.
The purpose of this study aimed to suggest quality criteria for measuring authenticity, reliability, integrity and usability of electronic records based on the international standards and guidelines such as ISO 15489, InterPARES project and BS ISO 15489 guidelines. The present study began with defining concepts and structure of records as evidence of activities. And it analysed four characteristics such as authenticity, reliability, integrity and usability of records by comparing various definitions in diplomatics and archival science literatures, and some projects reports. Finally it suggested the quality criteria for measuring authenticity, reliability, integrity and usability of records, and methods for maintaining them in each process of creation, maintenance and preservation.