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Records Retention in Relational Database Systems Ahmed Ataullah Ashraf Aboulnaga Frank Wm.Tompa
 

Summary: Records Retention in Relational Database Systems
Ahmed Ataullah Ashraf Aboulnaga Frank Wm.Tompa
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
{aataulla, ashraf, fwtompa}@cs.uwaterloo.ca
ABSTRACT
The recent introduction of several pieces of legislation man-
dating minimum and maximum retention periods for cor-
porate records has prompted the Enterprise Content Man-
agement (ECM) community to develop various records re-
tention solutions. Records retention is a significant subfield
of records management, and legal records retention require-
ments apply over corporate records regardless of their shape
or form. Unfortunately, the scope of existing solutions has
been largely limited to proper identification, classification
and retention of documents, and not of data more generally.
In this paper we address the problem of managed records
retention in the context of relational database systems. The
problem is significantly more challenging than it is for doc-

  

Source: Aboulnaga, Ashraf - School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences