Administrative Office of the Courts’ Electronic Records and Imaging Policy: Part 1

After months of planning and development, the Administrative Office of the Courts has completed its Electronic Records and Imaging Policy for the Records in the Custody of the Clerks of Superior Court. This is a significant achievement given the volume and legal value of the records in the clerks’ custody and the time and analysis…

FAQs: Transitory Records

If there’s one category of public records that can be relied upon to cause confusion and anxiety among records custodians and chief records officers, it’s transitory records. We all produce them, in vast quantities, but it can be difficult to know exactly which records qualify as transitory records and when we can dispose of them.…

Disaster Preparations

The State Archives of North Carolina is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma and the potential impacts it could have on North Carolina. We are encouraging all agencies to start preparation actions to help protect your records. Stabilize your records storage areas Ensure that records are a minimum of 3-6 inches off the floor.…

Crosswalk Document for the General Schedule for State Agency Records Now Available

In anticipation of the Fall 2017 rollout of our brand-new functional records retention schedule, we’re happy to present a “crosswalk” document linking the items on the existing General Schedule for State Agency Records (2015) with their functional analogues. You can download the crosswalk by clicking this link: General Schedule Crosswalk. The General Schedule for State…

MayDay: Saving Our Archives 2017

Protecting our records is one of our fundamental responsibilities as archivists and records managers. May 1—this year and every year— is a time when cultural heritage professionals do something that can have a significant impact a repository’s ability to respond when an emergency occurs. Below are important, but simple steps you can do to prepare…

Announcing: Managing Public Records for Local Governments

The State Archives of North Carolina, Government Records Section is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 schedule for our workshop on Managing Public Records for Local Government This workshop will cover records custodians’ legal responsibilities, key principles of records management, using a records retention and disposition schedule, managing electronic records, and e-mail as a public record. …