From Moonshine To Microbrews

October is Archives Month. The Society of North Carolina Archivists  has proposed the theme “From Moonshine to Microbrews: North Carolina’s Brewing History.” The State Archives of North Carolina has created a display of records and artifacts chronicling major moments in the timeline of alcohol legislation in North Carolina. Come on out to the search room to…

Microfilming Local Board Minutes

The State Archives of North Carolina microfilms minutes of governing boards of North Carolina’s counties and municipalities to help local governments with permanent preservation of these essential records. Once those records are filmed, we store the silver-halide originals in our security vault. For new county and municipal clerks who are sending minutes for the first time,…

Disaster Recovery Information

For those government agencies impacted by the flooding due to Hurricane Matthew, please see the below resources regarding the initial steps to follow when records are damaged by water. These resources include: Initial Steps Before Recovery of Wet Records Sample Inventory Control Forms Selected List of Disaster Recovery Services It is also important to remember that…

Electronic Records Day–Digital Permanence

The best way to fight the bit rot apocalypse is to prevent it before it becomes a problem. As Alt Girl reminds Regular Guy in Night of the Living Bit Rot , there are three steps to keeping your data and electronic records safe: hash your data, back up your data in different places, and check your…

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…

Disaster Preparations

Hurricane Matthew is expected to move north along the east coast of the U.S. later this week and into the weekend. Even if the eye of the storm remains offshore, hurricane or tropical force conditions could still impact North Carolina. Those in the storm’s path should prepare for possible wind and water damage. We are…

Draft Schedule: Public Relations

The draft schedule for the Public Relations function has been vetted by a group of expert stakeholders and has been reviewed by staff at the State Archives of North Carolina.  Now we want to provide an opportunity for a broader audience of state government employees to review this draft and provide constructive feedback.  You can…

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Amendments Available

The Government Records Section of the State Archive of North Carolina would like to announce that amendments are now available for the records retention schedules listed below.  These amendments clarify the retention for 911 calls received as text messages and reflect the legislation governing body-worn cameras for law enforcement personnel, which will go into effect…