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
We are making a few minor changes to NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Records. These changes will streamline the process for future updates to the format tables. We are making these changes via a new NARA Bulletin, 2018-XX. We welcome your participation in the development of this guidance. We are … Continue reading Request for Comments on Two Draft NARA Bulletins to Update Format Guidance
To follow our last post on Metadata Requirements for Permanent Records on Shared Drives, today we are discussing how to manage metadata for permanent records stored separately from the records. Required metadata, as specified in NARA Bulletin 2015-04, must have the same retention and disposition as the records they describe whether maintained in a separate … Continue reading Managing Metadata for Permanent Records: What if the metadata required for transferring permanent records are stored separately from the records themselves?
Why should I get NARA's Certificate of Federal Records Management Training? NARA's program gives Federal records management professionals a set of benchmarks to gauge their professional development. Information contained in the courses associated with the Certificate cover every aspect of Federal Records Management and are an important step in acquiring the skills necessary to manage Federal records. How does NARA's Certificate of … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training
We offer a Certificate of Federal Records Management Training to individuals who successfully complete Knowledge Area courses 2-6 and pass exams associated with each course. Upon completion of the courses and exams, participants will receive a certificate signed by the Archivist of the United States. We also offer specialty and overview courses like Electronic Records Management … Continue reading Records Management Training – Upcoming Courses – March, April, May, 2018
As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on two draft documents as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The documents are the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) and the Use Cases for Electronic Messages. We would like to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders, … Continue reading Reminder: Comments due by February 23, 2018 on Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages
Over the coming months, we will be making minor changes to our website. We will be reorganizing our pages to to make it easier to find the resources from these pages. We have started with reorganizing and consolidating the records management guidance and regulations pages. We wanted to inform you in case any existing bookmarks … Continue reading Updates to Records Management Web Pages
When you use a shared drive to manage and store permanent records, you should consider what documentation, including finding aids or indexes that may be required at the time of transfer. Measures must be put in place to ensure the records have the minimum metadata required in NARA Bulletin 2015-04: Metadata Guidance for the Transfer of … Continue reading Metadata Requirements for Permanent Records on Shared Drives