Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project
The Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project (CRKM Project) was established as a joint research project involving the Records Continuum Research Group at Monash University, the National Archives of Australia (NAA), the State Records Authority of New South Wales (SR NSW) and the Australian Society of Archivist’s Committee on Descriptive Standards (ASA CDS). The aim was to bring together researchers and practitioners to investigate how standards-compliant metadata could be created once in particular application environments, then used many times to meet a range of business and recordkeeping purposes. The project wished to explore how to move away from the current resource intensive process of manual metadata attribution and stand-alone systems, towards an integrated suite of business systems and processes supporting recordkeeping functions. The project received funding under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant scheme and ran from mid 2003 to 2006.