GSA / NARA Webinar for SIN 518210DC Contractors 

On May 23, 2024, GSA hosted a webinar on the new Subgroup under SIN 518210DC: NARA-Compliant Digitization Services for Federal Records. We presented an overview of the digitization regulations and GSA shared how to add this new subgroup to vendor contracts. We also had a Q&A segment to address attendee questions.  We recommend vendors who … Continue reading GSA / NARA Webinar for SIN 518210DC Contractors 

Release of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Briefing Paper

We are pleased to announce the release of a briefing paper on the records management implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). In 2019, NARA issued a white paper on Blockchain, describing how the technology works, how it is being used in the federal government, and the potential implications for records management. Blockchain or distributed ledger technology … Continue reading Release of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Briefing Paper

Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule 

We have two exciting updates to share about GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS). The MAS is a vehicle for agencies to procure services and solutions to manage their records.  The first update is the Special Item Number for Electronic Records Management (SIN 518210ERM). It has been updated to align with Version 3 of the Universal … Continue reading Records Management Updates to GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule 

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New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

We are pleased to announce the release of NARA Bulletin 2023-04, Managing Records Created on Collaboration Platforms. We are issuing this bulletin to address agencies’ increased use of intra/inter-agency collaboration platforms to accomplish their missions. The capabilities of collaboration platforms are increasingly robust and can be used when working from any location. Within the federal … Continue reading New NARA Bulletin on Collaboration Platforms

Release of Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, Version 3

We are pleased to announce the release of Version 3 of the Universal Electronic Records Management (ERM) Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through this initiative, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. We first released the Universal ERM Requirements in August 2017. … Continue reading Release of Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, Version 3

Release of Regulations for Digitizing Permanent Records

Today, we published new federal regulations with standards for digitizing permanent federal records. The regulations are in 36 CFR 1236, Subpart E. These regulations will go into effect on June 5, 2023. The regulations establish standards for digitizing permanent paper records and photographic prints. They do not contain standards for digitizing film records at this time.  … Continue reading Release of Regulations for Digitizing Permanent Records

Updates to Format Guidance Bulletin

Department of the Army civilian uses a laptop computer to check out a video projector (Not shown) for Visual Information (VI) Presentation Services at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. 8/18/2000. National Archives Identifier: 6511839 We have added the OpenDocument Graphics Format (ODG) to Appendix A: Table of File Formats of NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for … Continue reading Updates to Format Guidance Bulletin

Date for ERA Shutdown Announced

The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system will shutdown on Friday, March 24, 2023. We are currently estimating the launch date of ERA 2.0 will be April 17, 2023. During this interim period, data from ERA will be migrated to ERA 2.0. This information was previously communicated in AC 24.2023.  Records scheduling and transfer services will … Continue reading Date for ERA Shutdown Announced

Recent Capstone Updates From NARA

Use of electronic messaging often now replaces conversations previously occurring over email. Agencies have been striving to meet the challenges of applying federal records management requirements to electronic messages. To help with this challenge, we have recently issued several guidance products allowing agencies to apply the same Capstone approach for email to electronic messages. While … Continue reading Recent Capstone Updates From NARA

OMB M-23-07 Released

OMB and NARA have just released a new memo, OMB/NARA M-23-07, Update to Transition to Electronic Records, (December 23, 2022). This memo extends the M-19-21 deadlines to June 30, 2024. The new deadline allows agencies more time to complete their transition to electronic records due to implementation delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This memorandum reinforces the requirements … Continue reading OMB M-23-07 Released