Electronic Records Day – Electronic Records Management

With each passing year, electronic records become more and more prevalent within both state and local government.  As a result, effectively managing these records can be a daunting task.  The Council of State Archives has declared October 10 to be Electronic Records Day (#ERecsDay), which provides the opportunity for archivists around the country to promote…

Screenshot from NC Wildlife Resources Commission film, Record Series 20733

NC Digital Heritage Center launches “North Carolina Sights and Sounds” online collection

As announced on our other blog, History For All the People, an exciting new digital collection is now available through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center: Welcome to the Movies! North Carolina Sights and Sounds. With funding from the Digital Public Library of America and the Knight Foundation, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center collaborated with the 11…

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10/10 is Electronic Records Day

Today is Electronic Records Day, a day where we raise awareness about the role electronic records play in public business and what the State Archives is doing to help public employees manage and preserve important electronic records. See past Electronic Records Day posts here and here. Many public employees use their personal mobile devices to…

Loading up the Dictaphone

NC Senate Session Recordings

Every day, contact with state agency archival records teaches me something new. Yesterday was all about the Dictaphone, a refrigerator-sized machine which State Records Center staff received from the General Assembly on Wednesday : Why the Dictaphone? Well, if you are a researcher interested in the recorded sessions of the North Carolina Senate, you might…