Changes in the Administrative Code

Recently, the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings updated the Administrative Code for the Division of Archives and Records, part of the Department of Cultural Resources. Because Administrative Code is not updated often, we wanted to point out some of the changes—both little and big. Minor changes: With regards to hours in the Search Room,…

Social Media Apps, Direct Messaging, and Public Records

Endgadget posted and article in November about Twitter’s direct messaging application and being allowed to direct message anyone in Twitter. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/19/twitter-pulls-messaging-non-followers/  Social media allows interactions among users, sometimes positive, sometimes not. Direct messaging is a tool that allows people to directly contact another person within the application and it is only visible to the receiving…

Authenticity and Digital Files Web Tutorial

Authenticity and Digital Files Web Tutorial Often our staff discusses with employees the meaning of authenticity. Today, as part of a series on education about digital files, the State Library of North Carolina released a tutorial on authenticity to help people understand what it is and what they can do to ensure it with their…

Celebrate 10.10.2012 Electronic Records Day!

The Council of State Archivists declared 10.10.12 Electronic Records Day! To celebrate, we would like to highlight for you some of the initiatives the State Archives of North Carolina has undertaken to manage and preserve the valuable electronic records of the state of North Carolina and to provide access to those records on-line as well…

Digital Signatures in Use in North Carolina Government

North Carolina State Government is stepping into the digital landscape with Digital Signatures. In the 2011 session, the General Assembly authorized the Office of State controller the task of planning, developing, and implementing “a coordinated enterprise electronic forms and digital signatures.[1] The State Controller’s office convened a workgroup and in August 2012, the state entered…