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Subject: Re: Web Page Retention
From: "Von Gradulewski, Doreen" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:05:09 -0600

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Hello John,

At the City of Calgary the classification we have for web pages is one for internet and intranet.  Both classifications include content, design layout, search aids/indexes, correspondence and instruction and maintenance.  The calculation for internet is Until Obsolete plus 2 years and for intranet is 2 years.  Both are designated for selective archival retention.  I hope this answers your questions...

Because at Calgary Housing we do not have a web page, I am not sure how the rest of the corporation takes snap shots of the web page and prints to paper or if just the electronic copies are maintained.

Doreen ;)
Calgary Housing Company
Records Co-ordinator

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-----Original Message-----
From: Records Management Program [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
Behalf Of Gervais, John
Sent: 2003 October 23 8:34 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Web Page Retention

I know I mentioned this previously, but I didn't receive to many nibbles.

I researched our retention authorities and it appears that web pages aren't
categorized for retention.  I know that the "content" of the pages is
captured in the R&D schedules/authorities, but would we not want to capture
a "snapshot" of the web page?  What if someone were to say they made a
business decision based on information we provided on our website and all
went wrong and subsequently took legal action?  Wouldn't it be nice to go
back and look at the page to ensure that we did indeed provide correct
information? or What if there were electronic snafu's and we lost
information, wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back and obtain the
original information from the page and recreate it?

I would appreciate your insight and feedback on this issue and if  "you"
actually have retention periods for the actual web page itself.  If we are
respecting our IM Policy, which is all about managing the life cycle of
information, would we not want to include the capturing of "web pages".

Thank you.  It is 2 degrees Celsius here brrrrrr!

John A. Gervais
Program Manager
Policy and Communications Section
Strategic Planning and Communications Division
Information Management Directorate
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
25 Nicolas Street, 16th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0L5

' 1-613-957-6621

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