Second Wave of 2021 Local Government Schedule Drafts

The Records Analysis Unit is releasing its second wave of local government schedule drafts for 2021. These drafts consist of the following: County Sheriff’s OfficesCounty Social ServicesCounty Veterans ServicesPublic LibrariesPublic Transportation Systems and AuthoritiesRegional Councils of GovernmentTourism Development Authorities Today, we are sharing the drafts for County Social Services and Public Libraries. The drafts and…

Microfilming County Register of Deeds Maps and Plats

Records defined as “Permanent” by a records retention policy must have a security preservation copy to ensure that should the original record be damaged or lost, there is a “back-up” to replace or supplement it. GS.132-8.2  describes the requirements of these preservation copies which, among other things, are to be durable, accurate, complete and clear.…

Senate Audio, 1979-1980, Now Available in NCDC

We are very happy to announce that the North Carolina Senate Daily Legislative Session Audio Recordings (SR.66.25) for the years 1979-1980 have been uploaded to the Internet Archive and are now available for listening through the North Carolina Digital Collections (NCDC; https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/custom/senate-audio). These digital audio files were created and made available thanks to a Council…

COVID-19 Records in North Carolina Local Government Agencies

Last year, we shared with North Carolina local government agencies some guidance about how to appraise new records being created in response to the COVID pandemic for possible long-term historical value (https://ncrecords.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/covid-19-and-local-government-agency-records/).  The further we get into this era, the more we also see new records being created that have a short-term administrative value to…