We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on managing mixed-media files. 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 draft Bulletin will provide Federal agencies with guidance about the records management … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: NARA Bulletin on Mixed-Media
This morning, an event is being held at the National Archives in Washington, DC to announce the release of an American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Action Advisory Council (IAC) report on Best Practices Study of Social Media Retention Policies (.pdf link). The report was produced by the IAC Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group. … Continue reading ACT-IAC Releases Study on Social Media Retention Policies
This month, our Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records spotlight returns to illustrate how the Toolkit incorporates materials from anywhere. While we released our Web 2.0 Bulletin to heads of Federal agencies in October, (see: Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms) other archival and records management programs have been working on similar guidance. … Continue reading Toolkit Spotlight – New York Preliminary Guidance on Social Media
The IBM Center for Technology in the Business of Government recently released a report entitled How Federal Agencies Can Effectively Manage Records Created Using New Social Media Tools. This report identifies challenges for records management that arise from the increasing use of social media and web 2.0 by Federal agencies and offers several recommendations and … Continue reading New IBM Center for Technology in Government Report
We are pleased to announce that NARA Bulletin 2011-02 has just been issued. This bulletin provides guidance on managing Federal records produced when agencies use web 2.0/social media platforms. Open and transparent government increasingly relies on the use of these technologies and as agencies adopt these tools, they must be aware of and comply with … Continue reading Web 2.0/Social Media Bulletin Issued!
This week, we issued NARA Bulletin 2010-05: Guidance on Managing Records in Cloud Computing Environments. Back in February, we issued a preliminary FAQ about Cloud Computing and this Bulletin builds upon some of the issues that we addressed in the FAQ. The Bulletin contains an expanded definition of Cloud Computing technology, deployment models, and service … Continue reading NARA Bulletin 2010-05 Released