Electronic Records Archives (ERA)

About the Federal Records Instance

Deployed June 2008

  • Ingests, processes, and stores permanent electronic records from Federal agencies

  • Supports online creation and approval of records schedules for records in all formats

  • Supports the accessioning of records in all formats into NARA legal custody

  • Currently used by NARA electronic records staff, appraisal and accessioning archivists, and staff from Federal agencies;

  • Contains over 44 TB (as of August 2016) of Federal records, including both legacy holdings and new accessions