Comma

Recordkeeping innovations and presidential records issues in Korea

Comma (2008), 2008, (2), 151–156.

Abstract

In the last ten years Korean government recordkeeping has undergone radical reforms. The new innovations were initiated and supported by the former president, Mr. Roh Moo Hyun, and the civil administration. The Public Records Management Act was revised to make it effective and the Presidential Records Act was passed in 2007. During this period, the National Archives of Korea (NAK) tripled in staff size and introduced governmentwide records reforms. At the end of his term, the former president copied all of his presidential records in electronic form and kept them for his use while he transferred the "authenticated" presidential records to NAK. His former secretaries were charged with violation of the Presidential Records Act by NAK. The massive transferring and copying of the electronic presidential records triggered some serious and controversial political, legal, institutional, and technological issues in Korea.

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Lee, Sangmin

Lee, Sangmin