Mixed-Media Files Bulletin Issued

We are pleased to announce that NARA Bulletin 2011-04 has been issued. This Bulletin provides guidance to agencies who frequently manage files with records created or received in more than one type of medium. This Bulletin reminds agencies of the lifecycle management requirements for records in all formats. It also points to the need to maintain the integrity of files and identifies the risks involved if integrity is not maintained.

The bulletin has been posted to our website at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/2011/2011-04.html. Also, http://go.usa.gov/BXL is the shortened link.

NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work. This bulletin was written from feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders, including the agency records officers and the Federal Records Council. We thank all of them for their input.