An update from Michael Carlson, ERA Adoption Coordinator
NARA has posted a new home page with content on what federal agency users need to do to get started using NARA’s Electronic Records Archives (ERA).
The 30 Departments and Agencies that constitute the Chief Information Officers’ Council will start using ERA during their assigned months starting in March 2011 and ending in November 2011. You may view the schedule here. The rest of the government signed up for start months that ranged from July 2011 until September 2012. If you are a records officer and have not yet signed up for a start month, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, the page contains a link to ERA Training. Getting Started With ERA gives you a four-step sign up process for your staff. A “quick link” to the User Account Request form gets your staff quickly signed up for ERA.
The links above should give you essential information about getting started with ERA. We will be adding content regularly over the coming weeks. We have also been working quite intensively with our help desk staff. Between the help desk and your appraisal and accessioning archivists and me, of course, you should be well supported.
Thanks so much for your support and commitment to ERA!