Upcoming Workshops for State Agencies

The Records Analysis Unit of the Government Records Section at the State Archives of North Carolina will be offering a series of four workshops in July. On July 21, 2015, from 9:00-10:30am, there will be a workshop on Managing Public Records.  This workshop will answer questions such as “What is records management?” and will introduce…

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Introducing the new General Schedule for State Agency Records

At the 2014 Chief Records Officers meeting, the State Archives of North Carolina solicited feedback about our operations from state agency and university Chief Records Officers.  One of the things a large number of the officers expressed interest in was a reformatted version of the General Schedule for State Agency Records.  Thanks to this feedback, we…

Online Tutorials

The State Archives of North Carolina has updated three of our existing online tutorials and has created a new one: Managing E-mail as a Public Record for State Agencies has been updated.  This tutorial provides a brief overview of relevant General Statutes as well as Governor McCrory’s Executive Order 12.  It also offers guidance and…

Writing a Public Records Management Manual

If you are responsible for the management of public records in a North Carolina unit of government, you may want to consider writing a manual as a means of educating your colleagues on public records management. A records management manual for North Carolina public records could include: A copy of North Carolina’s public records law (N.C.G.S.…

Sunshine Day 2015 at the Durham Convention Center

Mark Holland, Rashida Felder, and I attended Elon University’s and the N.C. Open Government Coalition’s excellent Sunshine Day 2015 forum at the Durham Convention Center on Monday, March 16, part of Sunshine Week. We listened as Sarah Healy, public records administrator for the City of Greensboro, described Greensboro’s Public Information Request Tracking System, otherwise known…

How Did We Move a Warehouse Full of Records?

How Did We Move a Warehouse Full of Records? One of the primary functions of the Government Records Section, Division of Archives and History (State Archives of North Carolina) is to provide state agencies with storage facilities for their inactive records.  We operate three storage facilities to accomplish this goal.  Due the term of the…

Happy Sunshine Week 2015!

The last vestiges of wintery weather are finally being chased from the state, the evenings are staying brighter longer, and half of the conversations on the street have something to do with basketball and brackets.  It can only mean one thing: it’s time for Sunshine Week 2015! Sunshine Week is an annual national observance of the…