University of Pittsburgh Electronic Records Project

n. a research endeavor based at the University of Pittsburgh from 1993 to 1996 that identified functional requirements for preserving evidence in digital form


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission funded the undertaking, which was known formally as “Variables in the Satisfaction of Archival Requirements for Electronic Records Management.” Colloquial names for the venture included the Pittsburgh Electronic Records Project, Pittsburgh Project, and Pitt Project. Information on its activities are available via the Wayback Machine at