Webinar on FAQ about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mERq7ad6gg January 10, 2024 Webinar on Non-Compliant Digitization FAQ In May 2023, NARA issued regulations with digitization standards for permanent paper and photographic print records.  These digitization standards provide detailed information on how to create digitized permanent records that can be preserved as part of the U.S. National Archives.  While NARA issued the standards in … Continue reading Webinar on FAQ about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records

Vacancy Announcements

Our office has posted two vacancy announcements for four (4) Archives Specialist positions on our appraisal teams. These positions are designed to cover both ends of the career ladder, so there are two announcements. One covers the GS 7/9 and the other covers GS 12/13. Both announcements will be open until Tuesday, January 16, 2024. … Continue reading Vacancy Announcements

Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule 

We have two exciting updates to share about GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS). The MAS is a vehicle for agencies to procure services and solutions to manage their records.  The first update is the Special Item Number for Electronic Records Management (SIN 518210ERM). It has been updated to align with Version 3 of the Universal … Continue reading Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule 

FRON Celebrates 10 years

At last week's BRIDG Meeting, we made an announcement to mark the 10th anniversary of the Federal Records Officer Network. We congratulate them on this milestone and wish them continued success. Their leadership has asked that we share this blog post. The following is a guest post from the leaders of the Federal Records Officer … Continue reading FRON Celebrates 10 years

FAQ: Non-compliant Permanent Digitized Records

Signpost in the yard of the Domeier Grocery Store, on South Minnesota Street in New Ulm, Minnesota National Archives Identifier: 558138 We are pleased to announce the release of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Non-Compliant Permanent Digitized Records. This FAQ supports the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) regulation concerning digitization standards for permanent records … Continue reading FAQ: Non-compliant Permanent Digitized Records

Success Criteria for Digitizing Permanent Records

Newly commissioned officers toss their hats into the air in celebration of their graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. National Archives Identifier: 6466552 We are pleased to announce the release of the Success Criteria for Digitizing Permanent Records. This guidance supports the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) regulation concerning digitization standards for permanent records … Continue reading Success Criteria for Digitizing Permanent Records

FAQ About Digitizing Temporary Records

Information Division vault in Building 50 showing rows of file folders and documents on shelves. Photograph taken April 16, 1957. Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project. National Archives Identifier: 22118242 We are pleased to announce the release of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Digitizing Temporary Records. The FAQ addresses questions about the background, requirements, and implementation … Continue reading FAQ About Digitizing Temporary Records

Guidance on Digitization and Quality Management

Digitization Project at Archives I, National Archives Identifier: 184341402 We are pleased to announce the release of the Digitization Quality Management Guide. This guide provides detailed information about the various aspects of quality management (QM) in digitization, including quality assurance and quality control, as well as the role of objective testing and automation in optimizing … Continue reading Guidance on Digitization and Quality Management

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New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

We are pleased to announce the release of NARA Bulletin 2023-04, Managing Records Created on Collaboration Platforms. We are issuing this bulletin to address agencies’ increased use of intra/inter-agency collaboration platforms to accomplish their missions. The capabilities of collaboration platforms are increasingly robust and can be used when working from any location. Within the federal … Continue reading New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

ERA 2.0 Update

On September 18, NARA’s Electronic Records Archives system (ERA 2.0) became available for agency records scheduling. ERA 2.0 now has full functionality for scheduling and the majority of all previous ERA data has been migrated into the system.  A significant update to the system occurred last week which contained several fixes, including the ability to … Continue reading ERA 2.0 Update