Visiting the SRC

We are revising visitor check-in procedures for the SRC. Even long-time agency representatives will be asked to provide several details, including: Driver’s license Work phone Work address Work email Third-party visitors* will be required to present their authorization to review records so that it can be scanned and entered into the system. All visitors are…

Electronic Records Day 2018 – Storage Structure

[This blog post was written by Jamie Patrick-Burns, Digital Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina] It’s October 10 and that means Electronic Records Day! Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), Electronic Records Day is an opportunity to share how we manage our state’s digital resources and raise awareness about best practices…

Disaster Preparations: Hurricane Florence

The State Archives of North Carolina is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Florence 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.…

New State Archives of North Carolina Website

Recent visitors to the main State Archives of North Carolina website, archives.ncdcr.gov, may have noticed that things look a little different.  That’s because on November 16, we launched a redesigned version of the website that brings it in line with the design of other State agency websites, creating a uniform look and feel and allowing…

Looking Back on State Government Social Media

Would your North Carolina state agency like to preserve its social media posts? You can look into the distant past of social media and see how your agency’s social media presence has evolved. The State Archives captures North Carolina state government social media, but we need your help to make sure your social media output…

Retention of County Tax Records

County tax offices have their own local records retention schedule that can get lost in the shuffle, the 2013 County Tax Administration Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. It has sections for property appraisal records, tax collection records, land records, motor vehicle records, and business and other tax records. Here is the retention for some common tax records. Tax Collection Records How long…

Court Records Transfers in 2017

It has already been a busy year for court records transfers to the State Archives. I recently posted about the voluminous records transfer initiated by Moore County’s Clerk of Superior Court (see Moore County Transfer: Court Records) this past June, but we’ve been all over the state in 2017, inventorying and transferring valuable court records…

Moore County Transfer: Court Records

Although we here at the State Archives are facilitating records transfers all day, every day, it’s particularly noteworthy when the holdings for a state or local agency are more than doubled (in this case, octupled!) by a transfer. We’re pleased to announce that this month, Moore County has transferred 217 cubic feet of valuable court,…

Sending State Agency Records to the Archives

Under G.S. 121-5(d), public records certified by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources as being of permanent value shall be preserved in the custody of the agency in which the records are normally kept or in the State Archives. For state agencies, this means that a specific records series that a records analyst and…