Electronic Records Day 2015

Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists, Electronic Records Day is intended to raise awareness among government agencies, the general public, and other stakeholders about the importance of electronic records. This year’s Electronic Records Day highlights the particular significance of managing electronic communications—whether email, text, or even social media—in government, and we in the Government…

What Happens when records stored at the State Records Center have met their retention requirements?

As many of you are already aware, certain state agency offices use the State Records Center storage facilities to store their semi-current records.  State agency retention and disposition schedules determine which records come to us for storage. They also delineate when the records have completed their full retention period and can be destroyed.  When records…

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Senate Audio

Originally posted on History For All the People:
Ever wonder about the intricacies of a North Carolina Senate session? Want to find out what was discussed prior to the passing of a certain bill? Now you can through the newly uploaded Senate audio hosted via the Internet Archive. Links to each legislation day are available…

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Request for Review: Sheriff’s Department Schedule

The Government Records Section of the State Archive is putting forth for your review an update to the County Sheriff’s Department Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. We invite you to submit feedback on this schedule, which is available under the “Drafts” section at the following url: http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/schedules/schedules_revised/Sheriff_ProgramStandard_2015.pdf Please submit any questions or comments by Friday, September…

Planning for Backup

Security backups of electronic files (e-mails, spreadsheets, documents, etc.) that document the business of North Carolina government are public records. Like all public records, security backups may not be destroyed without guidance from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, which can be found in Security Backup Files as Public Records in North Carolina: Guidelines for…

Hertford County Transfers Court Records

The State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to announce the recent addition of nearly 85 cubic feet of Hertford County court records to the Archives holdings. Though the Archives values transfers of all sizes, it is rare to find a body of material that literally triples the amount of records for a single county. Available records include: Judgments before the…

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Strategies for Email Retention

Recently, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released a bulletin to provide guidance on managing email for federal agencies.  Tasked with keeping the nation’s records, NARA offers those of us at the State and Local levels a timely reminder of our collective email-keeping responsibilities and a few helpful tips to tackle the job. Government…