Updating our Website

Starting on Friday afternoon, we will be updating the content on our records management web page, located at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt.  These updates will be completed by Monday morning, October 15th. We have been looking at our records management web page and how our information is organized.  We analyzed how users are interacting with the site, including … Continue reading Updating our Website

Hurricane Michael Approaching Florida

Hurricane Michael has strengthened as it moves north-northwestward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. NOAA is currently reporting the major storm will cause a life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds, and heavy rainfall along the northeastern gulf coast. While the immediate focus is on the Florida gulf coast – it is important to note that … Continue reading Hurricane Michael Approaching Florida

Draft Digitization Regulations Out For Comment

On September 10, 2018, we posted our draft regulations for digitizing temporary records on the Federal Register. Instructions for leaving a comment can be found in the posting. Comments will be accepted until November 9, 2018. In tandem, we developed a FAQ document for agencies providing additional information and context about these proposed regulations.

Essential Records Guide Updated

Our post on Tuesday reminded Federal agencies of the resources available to them to handle a records emergency. This remains especially relevant as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina. We want to take this opportunity to highlight one of the resources mentioned in the post. We are pleased to announce a new edition of NARA’s … Continue reading Essential Records Guide Updated

Hurricane Florence Threatens Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Florence is steadily pushing toward the mid-Carolinas according to the latest data from weather forecasters. The NOAA Forecast Map from earlier today posted below shows the likely path of this dangerous storm. Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall later this week, possibly as a Category 4 hurricane. In advance of Hurricane Florence, we … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Threatens Eastern Seaboard

Updating NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

We released two bulletins on transferring electronic records to NARA. Bulletin 2018-01: Updating NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records streamlines the process for future updates to the format tables in our transfer guidance. We are also releasing the updated Bulletin 2014-04 and Appendix A: Tables of File Formats, which lists … Continue reading Updating NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

Records Management Annual Report Released

We are pleased to announce the publication of NARA’s Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2017. It is now available on our website.  In 2017, we required Federal agencies to submit three annual reports: the Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Report, the Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA), and a supplemental Federal Email Management Report. … Continue reading Records Management Annual Report Released

FERMI Industry Day

On Monday, August 6, we co-hosted an Industry Day with the General Services Administration (GSA) to begin the next phase of the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI).  The Industry Day provided vendors with information about NARA’s Use Cases for Electronic Messages. Vendors will use this information to produce demos of how their products manage … Continue reading FERMI Industry Day

FAQ about Records Management Training Changes

We received quite a few questions since announcing the changes that we are making to the Records Management Training Program. Some of the changes will not occur until Fiscal Year 2020; however, there are some changes are just around the corner. In this post, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about … Continue reading FAQ about Records Management Training Changes

Industry Day for Electronic Messages on August 6

We will be co-hosting an Industry Day with GSA on August 6 to launch the next phase of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The Industry Day will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building. We will announce how vendors listed on GSA … Continue reading Industry Day for Electronic Messages on August 6