In the Information Age, traditional organizational and geographical barriers are falling. While overlapping jurisdictions and historical accidents occasionally led to the scattering and fragmentation of documentation in the past, modern federalism has accelerated and systematized problems with decentralization and fragmentation of government records in the United States. During the past decade, federal, state, and local government archivists and records managers have worked together on pilot projects to address problems with historic and modern records fragmentation. These projects offer new approaches and experiences in the documentation of intergovernmental records and the development of a national perspective on the management of government records in the twenty-first century.

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