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Records Storage Facility Compliance

The National Archives unit involved with Federal agency records storage standards (36 CFR 1234, formerly numbered 1228 subpart K) has resumed contacting Federal agencies regarding the specific locations where they store records and the status of the certification of those facilities. The efforts now are to make contact with agencies that did not reply to […]

Review and Comment on Draft Metadata Guidance

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on minimum metadata requirements for transferring permanent electronic records to NARA. There are three parts to the draft (links are to PDF versions): the draft bulletin, Metadata Element Definitions, and Recommended file and folder naming conventions. The Bulletin applies to all electronic records that […]

Opportunity for Comment: NARA-Created Transfer Requests

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on NARA-Created Transfer Requests. 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 Bulletin establishes a time period for agencies to take action on NARA-created […]

Open Government Plan 2014-2016

Last Friday, the Archivist of the United States blogged the announcement of the release of our newest Open Goverment plan in the post, “Innovate to Make Access Happen.” You can access the agency’s newest Open Government Plan in PDF, Word, and at Archives.gov/open. We also wrote about the plan in more detail on our Narations blog.  For our […]

Recent Opportunities for Comment

Over the last few weeks, we have posted several items for comment that we want to remind people about. Please take a moment and go back through these posts if you have not yet had the opportunity.We welcome any comments. First, we posted the draft of our Automated Electronic Records Management Plan in support of […]

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