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A Survey on Usage of Korean Standard Records Management System

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2015, (43), pp.71-102
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Soyeon Lee 1

1덕성여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The present study aims at investigating the current usage patterns ofKorean Standard Records Management System. The Korean StandardRecords Management System has been designed and distributed by theNational Archives Korea in order to support records management of publicagencies. An email survey has been sent to 4 types of public agencies: centralgovernment agencies, provincial governments, provincial education officesas well as city and county offices. While all agencies are included in thesurvey for the first three types, only two provincial districts are selected forcity and county offices, Out of 101 email questionnaires sent, 65 arereturned(63.73%). The results show the usage patterns of 240 functionalitiesaligned to 9 main functions: accession from records creators, preservation,appraisal, accession to the national archives, reference management, accessand tracking, retrieval and use, system management as well as freedom ofinformation management by public institutions. Since its launch in 2007, the system has been distributed to 707 publicagencies as of late 2014. The problem is that there has been no attempt toevaluate the functionalities and usabilities of the system. Only grievancesfrom those agencies implemented the system have never been ceased. The present study is expected to offer the levelled ground for productivediscussion between the national archives and the agencies.

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