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Abstract

For many reasons, the history of the management of records in machine-readable form in Kentucky state government has been short and sporadic. The Public Records Division of the state's Department for Libraries and Archives has long been aware of problems related to appraising and preserving machine-readable records (MRR), but lack of staffing and expertise has forced it to postpone confronting these issues. The widespread use of MRR by state agencies, however, has made it impossible for the division to assist them with appropriate records management and archival procedures without dealing in some way with these records.

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