I havenít tackled every policy, but stuff related to tech I have saved as .pdf. The original still exists as a .doc or other.
HTML would be a good format, but would you keep the original in HTML?
From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Barner
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 11:58 AM
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Subject: Re: Maintaining electronic documents
It's really hard to imagine that saving in RTF format (or even HTML, for the truly paranoid) would ever result in a document becoming unreadable at anytime during its lifespan.
Steve Barner, South Burlington Schools
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A recent issue with school board policies has got us thinking in larger terms about the maintenance and updating of electronic documents. Anything with a relatively long lifespan, for example, job descriptions, board policies, tend to become outdated in their software format/version. In collecting a bunch of policies for one school, we found some that had not been touched since 1990, and were written in an application no longer in general use.
I wonder if any of the SUs out there have tackled this issue of how to maintain and update their long-lived documents. I have plans on how to tackle our situation but would appreciate hearing from anyone who has already treated this issue in their own school/SU.
Tommy J. Walz
Barre Supervisory Union
120 Ayers St.
Barre VT 05641