The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is in the process of transition from paper‐based to electronic administration. This process includes the introduction of new methods that are based on routines and functions for electronic document management. The electronic administration is adapted to the legal requirements of the Swedish public sector and also includes the agency’s register of incoming and outgoing mail and archives. In the article the authors present the operational concept behind the major process of change being implemented by Sida and its anticipated effects together with the consequences of the change for archives work. Finally, an explanation of the Swedish principle of public access to official records and other legal aspects that affect Sida’s project for an electronic administration is provided.
Granath, P., Alariksson, S. and Axelsson, S. (2004), "Creating a system for public information: the Swedish aid agency’s transformation to electronic administration", Records Management Journal, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/09565690410528910Download as .RIS
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