Since the National Archives Act of 2003, the National Archives of Malaysia (NAM) has been responsible for records management in the public sector. This has allowed NAM to extend its work with government agencies, particularly in the area of electronic recordkeeping which was previously in some disarray. The 2006 decision to mandate NAM to take the lead on electronic records management systems, and the success of the e-SPARK project associated with this, has resulted both in better records management and a higher profile for NAM itself. NAM's promulgation of standards and protocols, and the clear benefits of joint working between NAM and government agencies have increased Government support for its records management work. This in turn has also enabled NAM to improve its archival preservation work, particularly in the area of e-records.