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UW Medicine Records Management Services (RMS) provides expertise, resources, advice, consultations and training to all UW Medicine staff regarding information governance and information life cycle management , and analyzes, stores and destroys or preserves records located at the UW Medicine Records Center or records located at the department or unit level.
The Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Analyst is responsible for planning and implementing UW Medicine RMS special projects involving content management systems, retention schedules, and the long term preservation of digital assets.
Researches and develops a long term digital preservation plan for UW Medicine digital assets and electronic content. This includes identifying current assets at risk (including existing legacy systems), industry standards for digital preservation, a technology-neutral digital preservation infrastructure, the elements of a trustworthy repository, and RMS digital preservation services. This also includes developing digital preservation strategies and techniques related to ingesting, managing and accessing digital assets in long term storage (e.g., metadata, readability, migration). In addition, the position is responsible for collaborating with stakeholders to build consensus, in particular with UW Medicine ITS, UW Medicine RMS, and other subject matter experts, on long term digital preservation needs and web-based solutions.
Researches, plans, develops, and implements a web-based UW Medicine records retention schedule that is accessable, searchable, and easy to use. This includes analyzing possible database solutions, making use of recent developments in the open source community, gaining consensus on a solution, and programming and testing prototypes. This also includes creating and updating all documentation of the software, and training RMS staff regarding use and maintenance. This also includes outlining end user training.
Researches, identifies, and recommends ways in which to transform and migrate long term audio and visual digital assets from legacy formats to formats that are technology-neutral. This includes migration scope, workflows and services and the identification of outside resources. The position is also responsible for responding to recent requests for these services and finding solutions, as well as working with the University's Special Collections and Archives in determining resources and recommendations.