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 preferred and acceptable formats for different categories of electronic records. We will continue to add new formats and remove obsolete formats from the tables on an as-needed basis.

If you have questions about this Bulletin, please leave a comment or email: acps@nara.gov.