Appraisal 101 – Agency History

One key theme running through this series of Appraisal 101 blogs is the need to retain agency records with historical value.  So it stands to reason that the Functional Schedule for North Carolina State Agencies (RC No.111.P) designates records documenting the history of an agency as permanent records.  It should be noted that the schedule description is exhaustive, including narratives, summaries, scrapbooks, photographs, oral histories, and other related records. As they are not specifically identified, “other related records” could include videos,…

Clarification on Permissibility of Virtual Notarization

With current restrictions, some public officials may have been, or be considering, performing remote notarizations in which the principal (signer) is appearing on camera with audio rather than physically.  The following is guidance from Charles Szypszak, Albert Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

Access to records stored with Government Records

To all records custodians: While the SRC is closed to the general public, we continue to work closely with our state and local government patrons to ensure that your records are accessible when needed.  Many of our staff have chosen to telework during this health crisis.  In order for us continue to respond to your…

State Archives and State Records Center Operations Update – 3/17/2020

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Archives and Library Building and the State Records Center will close to the public beginning Mar. 17.  Please note that the State Records Center remains open for state and local government employees for accessing and retrieving records,…