Korea’s public institutions produce mandatory production records under the “Public Records Management Act” and submit statistics on production status to the National Archives of Korea every year. However, there is a difference between the actual status of compulsory records produced by local governments and the status statistics submitted to the Archives. Based on this, an improvement plan was proposed after identifying problems with the production management system of the production obligation records. In particular, the scope of the production obligation records is ambiguous, and the person in charge lacks an understanding of the specific scope. In addition, only certain work-oriented records are being produced. As such, the improvement plan shall clearly determine the target of the local government’s production obligation records, and the person in charge of the affairs shall understand it and implement an ordinance on the production and management of the local government’s production obligation records.
This study aims to explore alternative strategies for the archival professional training system in response to changing records management environments. It found implications in the training and qualification system for overseas archival professionals and compared and analyzed the qualification system for Korean archival professionals. In addition, by analyzing the archival graduate schools’ general status and the instructors’ research performance, the study confirmed that many instructors have low academic interest in archival studies and the gap between schools was significant. Based on this, interviews with professors and experts were conducted to gather opinions on improving the archival professional training system. In conclusion, the study presents prerequisite tasks of organizing an archival community governance system and securing self-regulatory power. Moreover, it proposes innovative measures for the archival professional training system with three major tasks: creating graduate education guidelines, establishing a continuing and deepening education system, and transforming educational institutions.
This study aims to analyze the court ruling on “Inter-Korean Summit Meeting Minutes Deletion,” identify how the established requirements, concept, and scope for the records prescribed in the Public Records Management Act are applied in actual cases, and summarize the future tasks. It analyzes the “approval theory” as the point of establishment for records by the ruling means and how the meaning of approval is determined, and examines the difference between the e-jiwon System and the On-Nara System to understand the meaning of ruling clearly. Moreover, it analyzes how the “Invalidity of Public Documents Crime” in Article 141 in the Criminal Act influences record management. Based on such comprehensive case analyses, the study proposes what tasks the administrative agencies such as the National Archives of Korea and the Ministry of the Interior and Safety should perform.
This study seeks to grasp the current status of and suggest improvements on records disclosure management. Data were collected through a literature review, surveys, and in-depth interviews with 7 record managers and 40 office staff in local governments. Existing records disclosures were also used as references for the discussion. With this, self-reliance efforts within local governments and active roles in central records management institutions were proposed.
In this study, we focused on creating plans to manage the administrative information dataset of public records in closed universities. In particular, according to various reference materials and internal materials of the institution, we studied the theoretical discussion about the dataset and figured out the management status of the closed university’s dataset. Therefore, as a measure for the data management of the Comprehensive Information Management System, recording targets are selected, retention periods are determined, administrative information dataset management standards are prepared, administrative information dataset evaluation and deletion are implemented, and comprehensive management systems of closed universities are established.
This study aims to analyze the level of members’ awareness of records management in the Republic of Korea Army within the institutional context extensively. Accordingly, in-depth interviews were conducted after comparing and analyzing the institutional systems that restricted the members’ record management activities. As a result, it was identified that the members were confused by the inconsistency among the systems that defined the work procedures, and that the value of responsibility and efficiency in the records management system does not match the organization’s goals. Therefore, the legal justification of the system should be improved in harmony with the responsibilities and efficiency and to match them with the organization’s objectives. Moreover, the improved system should be internalized by the members through instructions that are relevant to the content of the system. This study intends to increase awareness in the records management system and improve the system as well.
“Detailed Nondisclosure Standards” of an institution include subject information and rationale that should not be disclosed by the institution. According to the Information Disclosure Act, such standards must be established in consideration of the nature of work, and continuous implementation is required. However, studies that reviewed the purpose and role of “Detailed Nondisclosure Standards” or the status of public institutions’ development and operation of such standards were insufficient despite such standards being an indispensable tool in practice and a major device to protect the people’s right to know. Therefore, this study introduces the strategies of the public institution and the research team to develop detailed standards for nondisclosure through the case of institution A. This will be of practical help to public institutions that intend to develop detailed nondisclosure standards in the future based on communication between institution A and the research team and sharing details during the project process.
This study aims to propose an implementation plan for ensuring the digital continuity of university information resources that require the continuous management of temporary and permanent records in digital transformation environments. Thus, the cases of The National Archives (TNA; United Kingdom) and the National Archives of Australia (NAA)’s digital continuity policies were investigated and analyzed, drawing implications for ensuring universities’ digital continuity. The process for ensuring digital continuity proposed by TNA was then applied to a university case for the proposal of an implementation plan applicable to university information resources.
Although Korea’s records management has achieved administrative development not only in private companies but also in public institutions, administrators and employees still lack awareness in records management. Nevertheless, knowledge management has been studied for a long time as a pillar of administration. Thus, this study compared and analyzed the records management process suggested in ISO 15489-1:2016 and the knowledge management process. In addition, by comparing and analyzing the records management components suggested by ISO 30301 and those of knowledge management suggested by ISO 30401, it was confirmed whether records management could be an axis of management similar to knowledge management. Moreover, an integrated model of records management and knowledge management was presented based on the comparative analysis of processes and management elements, and its implementation was presented from administrative and information governance perspectives.
This study aims to examine the current status of and problems in records management by the person in charge of university records management and derive improvement measures to manage university processing and records management systematically. The study’s results are as follows: first, administrative problems with processing and service, and second, issues arising from records management procedures, such as the production and registration of processing departments, notification of production status, transfer, cleanup and physical storage, and assessment and disposal, as well as the lack of knowledge and records management. In response, it was suggested that training is needed to improve processing and records management manuals, secure physical storage, strengthen administrative support for the division in charge, ensure the legitimate status of the person in charge of processing and records management in the division in charge, and enhance the recognition of records management by the person in charge and manager.
This study aims to design folk song metadata based on the OAIS reference model for the folk songs’ preservation and permanent use. Thus, the folk songs’ general characteristics were investigated by researching literature and related technical standards. The type of records, the methods and standards for long-term storage of records, OAIS reference models, and each package’s metadata elements were identified through opinions from the popular songs’ creators and researchers. The results awere that first, folk songs were created for social transformation, serving as a cultural heritage different from popular songs given their noncommercial quality. Second, the types of folk song records were identified, and the long-term preservation system suitable for the types of records was based on the OAIS reference model. Third, the metadata were edited, and the OIS reference model was applied such that respect was given to the folk songs’ characteristics, context, and original order. Fourth and last, information package metadata elements matching the folk songs’ records were derived and applied to the representative Korean folk song, “The March for Being.”
In the era of electronic records management, today’s record management environment is rapidly evolving. Therefore, this study aims to suggest improvement plans for continuing education that allows archivists to acquire knowledge and skills in the dynamic records management environment. Thus, this study analyzed an archivist’s work characteristics and proved the necessity of continuing education in a changing record management environment. Furthermore, the United States’ continuing education curriculum and the United Kingdom’s Archives and Records Association (ARA) were analyzed. Based on this, the researchers compared and analyzed the curriculum of continuing education locally and abroad and suggested ways to improve continuing education suitable for local records professionals.
The Korea Democracy Foundation’s archives offer its collection of records about Korean democratization movements through “Open-Archives,” allowing users to read and use them conveniently. One particular article aimed to promote an overall understanding of its photo database to offer more promising services through the “Open-Archives.” Similarly, many different archives hold photographic records, but they have difficulty releasing them to the public. Therefore, the present study introduced the case of Korea Democracy Foundation’s project of building a photo database for Tony Chung in 2019–2020 to improve its establishment process, significance, and future tasks.