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Montana Launches E-Records Committee

Committee to address enterprise content management -- records and information management policies -- on a statewide level.

by / December 7, 2007
Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson convened the Electronic Records and Information Management (eRIM) Steering Committee to establish policies for managing electronic versions of public documents and other public information on a statewide basis.

"Montana has a rich tradition of open government," Johnson said. "This committee will help us preserve documents for the future, so the public can always have access."

The Secretary of State's office is charged with stewardship of public documents, and the steering committee will help execute that mission. Johnson will co-chair the committee with state Chief Information Officer Dick Clark.

"This is a non-partisan challenge, faced by our state and local governments without regard to political affiliation," Johnson said. "We must get started together."

The committee plans to address enterprise content management -- records and information management policies on a statewide level. It will work to develop the policy infrastructure necessary for agencies and organizations at all levels to cooperate on preserving public records in electronic format. It will meet monthly.

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