Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records (e-records). The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) provides free informational resources, graphics, and webinars related to Electronic Records Day on their website.
We like to raise awareness of the challenges of managing e-records throughout the year, so here is a selection of previously published blog articles on various topics:
Social Media and Text Messaging:
- Are text messages records?
- How do I capture text message records?
- Is my office’s social media a record?
- How do I capture social media records?
- How do I create policies for social media records?
- Is email always considered correspondence?
- What types of emails are routine or transitory?
- How long should I keep emails?
- What should I do with separated employees’ emails?
- How do I set up an email filing system?
General Policies, Procedures, and More:
- How do I create an e-records management policy?
- Is metadata part of e-records?
- Can I store records on the cloud?
- Electronic Records Resources for Bulletin 1
Search the e-records tag to find even more of our posts focused on the topic of managing electronic records.
e-Records Events and Training Opportunities
- Check out DIR’s calendar of events to find training opportunities on various information technology topics.
- TSLAC has archived webinars on electronic records preservation, digital imaging, email management, social media records, emergency planning, and more.
- November 17-18, 2021: DIR & TSLAC host the 2021 e-Records Conference. Register now for this free virtual event.