Appraisal 101 – Deaccessions

A previous blog covered the reappraisal process and showed how one possible outcome of that process is that records accessioned to the Archives, i.e., in the Archives’ legal custody, are deaccessioned which is the process of removing the records from Archives custody.  Once deaccessioned, the records are either returned to the originating agency or destroyed…

Workplace Transitions and Records Management

No matter what your work environment is like there is most likely an influx of incoming and outgoing employees. While that can keep life in the office exciting and keep people on their toes, it can wreak havoc on the office’s organization, especially on its records and information management (RIM).     If you have ever attended…

Appraisal 101 – Reappraisals

When the Functional Schedule for North Carolina State Agencies  was introduced in 2017, the old program schedules were superseded and the dispositions of many record series became invalidated. This presented an opportunity to reappraise records in the legal or physical custody of the Archives to identify if they required accessioning, deaccessioning, or a change in disposition.…

Hurricane Season 2022

Hurricane season 2022 has begun. Below are some guidelines and resources to help mitigate potential disasters which may cause water and flood damage to your public records: Stabilize your records storage areas Ensure that records are a minimum of 3-6 inches off the floor. Ensure records are in record boxes and clearly labeled Remove records…

Records and Information Management Month

April is Records and Information Management (RIM) Month, and whether you are new to RIM or have been incorporating it into your work for years, we thought this month would be an excellent time to share and remind some of you of our posts from the last few years that address important elements of Records…