Building and Sustaining a Digital Preservation Program at NARA

This post was written by Elizabeth England and Leslie Johnston, Digital Preservation, Office of the Deputy Archivist of the United States. On World Digital Preservation Day, it seems appropriate to share how NARA has developed its digital preservation program in recent years to ensure that the electronic records of the United States government truly are … Continue reading Building and Sustaining a Digital Preservation Program at NARA

Release of Quantum Information Science and Technology White Paper

Feynman diagram from 10-inch bubble chamber run at Bevatron. Richard Phillips Feynman, American theoretical physicist. Photograph taken March 26, 1956. Bubble Chamber-78. We are pleased to announce the release of a white paper on the records management implications of Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST). This is the third in a series of white papers—the … Continue reading Release of Quantum Information Science and Technology White Paper

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Storing Radiographic Film Records

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin, “Guidance on Storing Radiographic Film Records”.   Please send comments or questions to rmstandards@nara.gov by October 14, 2022. This draft Bulletin provides agencies with general storage guidance for managing radiographic film as federal records, in accordance with 36 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter B, Parts 1234 and 1237.   We developed this bulletin to … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Storing Radiographic Film Records

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Expanding Capstone

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin: Expanding the Use of a Role-Based Approach (Capstone) for Electronic Messages. Please send comments or questions to rmpolicy@nara.gov by September 30, 2022. This bulletin recognizes that the use of additional types of electronic messaging often now replaces conversations previously occurring over email. A role-based approach for managing email records, … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin on Expanding Capstone

ReMIS Update

The National Records Management Training Program recently posted a new video on our YouTube channel called What is Records Management Instructional Support (ReMIS). This short video describes the scope of our Records Management Instruction Support (ReMIS) service. This free service assists agencies by providing consulting on the design and development of records management training and … Continue reading ReMIS Update

New NARA Bulletins Released

Our office has recently issued two NARA Bulletins to all federal agencies. The bulletins are: 2022-01: Revoked NARA Bulletins 2022-02: Resubmission of Capstone Forms Bulletin 2022-01 revokes four previously issued NARA Bulletins. During our periodic review of NARA Bulletins, we determined these Bulletins contained outdated content and should be revoked. The four Bulletins being revoked … Continue reading New NARA Bulletins Released

We are Hiring!

Our office has posted a vacancy announcement for a Supervisory IT Specialist for our Oversight and Reporting Systems Analysis Team (ACOS). This announcement will be open until Monday, April 25, 2022. The incumbent is responsible for supervising, managing, and planning a wide range of information system analysis projects including the evaluation and audit of Federal … Continue reading We are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

Our office has posted a vacancy announcement for four positions in our appraisal program. The positions will be open until Monday, January 31, 2022. Archives Specialist Agency: National Archives and Records Administration Salary: $89,834.00 to $138,868.00 /PA Series and Grade: GS-1421-12/13 Open Period: Friday January 21, 2022 to Monday, January 31, 2022 Position Information: Permanent … Continue reading We Are Hiring!

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms

We are requesting comments on two draft NARA Bulletins, Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms.  The revocation bulletin identifies four Bulletins that NARA determined contain outdated content and should be revoked. The four bulletins to be revoked are: 2008-07: Endorsement of DoD Electronic Records Management Software Applications Design Criteria Standard, version 32009-03: Pre-accessioning … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms