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. …

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,…

Upcoming Workshops for State Agencies

The Records Analysis Unit of the Government Records Section at the State Archives of North Carolina will be offering a series of four workshops in July. On July 21, 2015, from 9:00-10:30am, there will be a workshop on Managing Public Records.  This workshop will answer questions such as “What is records management?” and will introduce…

State Agency Workshops: Asheville, Raleigh and Wilmington

We’re happy to announce a new series of workshops for State Agency and University employees at our Raleigh office at 215 N. Blount St. Please note we are also offering these workshops in Wilmington (April 23) and Asheville (April 30). We’ll be offering four different workshops at two times each at our Raleigh office: •…

Four Steps for the Evaluation of a Filing System

We are having fun presenting our workshop, “From Filing Cabinet to Desktop PC: Organizing Your Digital and Paper Files,” to local and state records managers around North Carolina. For those records managers who missed the workshop, here are the four recommended steps for the evaluation of your current filing system: Step one: “Clear the decks.”…

FREE Regional Workshops on Confidentiality and Filing Systems

Do you have trouble finding your records? Is your hard drive filling up faster than it should? Or, Do you get nervous when a public records request comes in because you might accidentally release something you shouldn’t? Are you unsure how to redact an electronic document safely? If the answer to any of these four…