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New County Sheriff’s Schedule!

The new County Sheriff’s Office records retention and disposition schedule is available and may be downloaded at the following url: http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/schedules/schedules_revised/County_Sheriff_11-15-2015.pdf Once your Sheriff’s Office has approved the new schedule, please remember to send a copy of your signature page to the Government Records Section at the address or fax number below, or email a copy to a Records…

Retention of Computer Network and Systems Traffic Logs

Information technology (IT) departments maintain logs of traffic on networks and systems. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Guide to Computer Security Log Management, “[l]ogs are composed of log entries; each entry contains information related to a specific event that has occurred within a system or network.” The size of these network and systems traffic…

New State Agency Records Processed in Conjunction with the Creation of the STEM Digital Collection on NCDC

In conjunction with the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Digital Collection recently launched by NCDC, we have processed the following state agency series that have records sampled in the digital collection. Board of Science and Technology Record Group. Scientific Equipment File (MARS Id: 124.2 (Series)) North Carolina Board of Science and Technology identified and fostered…

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Using Multiple Retention Schedules: Local Governments and DHHS

Have you encountered language like this in your local records retention schedule? County Health Departments, County Social Service Departments, County Health and Human Services Departments, Local Management Entities, and Local Management Entity Providers all work with federal funds distributed by North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS).  Records supporting the expenditure of…

Electronic Records Day 2015

Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists, Electronic Records Day is intended to raise awareness among government agencies, the general public, and other stakeholders about the importance of electronic records. This year’s Electronic Records Day highlights the particular significance of managing electronic communications—whether email, text, or even social media—in government, and we in the Government…

Public Records Impacts of the 2015 Long Session

The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its 2015 long session on September 30th.  A number of laws enacted during these months will have an impact on the creation of or access to public records: S.L. 2015-7 (SB 14) clarifies that the Academic Standards Review Commission — established by S.L. 2014-78 and under the purview of…

Important Disaster Preparation Information

With the approach of Hurricane Joaquin the staff of the State Archives of North Carolina would like to take this opportunity to share some important information that you will need in the event of an emergency. In the event of flooding, secure the area, and keep everyone out until your safety professionals allow entry. If…

Calling All Water & Sewer Authorities Records Managers!

The State Archives of North Carolina is updating the local Water/Sewer Authorities and Sanitary Districts Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. The current schedule, published in 2004, is located here. If you work for a water & sewer authority or a sanitary district, we want your suggestions for changes and improvements. For example: What records series are…

Don’t Miss Ancestry Day in Raleigh, November 6 – 7

[This press release comes from Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina.] Join experts from Ancestry, the State Archives, Friends of the Archives, the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the State Library of North Carolina for this great two-day event. Registration for Saturday’s presentations is $38. Friday’s presentations are…