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Preservation of the Integrity of Electronic Records

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(also UBC Project), n. (PIER, abbr.) ~ A research project at the University of British Columbia designed to identify and define the requirements for creating, handling, and preserving reliable and authentic electronic records.

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The project was done, in part, in collaboration with the United State Department of Defense.

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(Duranti, Eastwood, and MacNeil, http://www.interpares.org/UBCProject/intro.htm) The objectives of the research project are: to establish what a record is in principle and how it can be recognised in an electronic environment; to determine what kind of electronic systems generate records; to formulate criteria that allow for the appropriate segregation of records from all other types of information in electronic systems generating and/or storing a variety of data aggregations; to define the conceptual requirements for guaranteeing the reliability and authenticity of records in electronic systems; to assess those methods against different administrative, juridical, cultural and disciplinary points of view.