Attributes of personal electronic records

Matt Balogh, Billingsley William, David Paul, Mary Anne Kennan

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The purpose of this article is to identify the key attributes of personal electronic records in order to develop systems that may enable people to manage them in the home. As more personal information becomes electronic, this is increasingly necessary. Personal electronic records were identified and categorised using interviews and virtual guided tours. Three main attributes were identified: primary user-subjective categories; attributes which identify the circumstances that give rise to the records; and attributes which describe the legal validity of each record. In addition to providing an improved understanding of personal electronic records in the home, these attributes are developed into a set of potential metadata fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-70
Number of pages24
JournalArchives and Manuscripts
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Sept 2022


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