Federal Records Centers

FRC E-media Storage

Information and FAQs on Electronic Media Storage

Finding secure, readily accessible, and regulation-compliant storage space for the records your agency stores on electronic media can be a daunting challenge. NARA’s Federal Records Centers (FRCs), which have safeguarded our nation’s paper records for over 50 years, can help your agency meet this challenge.

FRCs now offer secure, environmentally-controlled storage of electronic records on media, including optical and magnetic media objects such as CDs, DVDs, and magnetic tapes. The links below provide you with an overview of the kinds and levels of services the FRCs offer for electronic media, followed by detailed FAQs on procedures, regulations, and other information. This information is also available as a PDF booklet.

Electronic media storage is part of the comprehensive suite of e-records services that the FRCs offer, including electronic media shredding.

1. Overview of FRC Electronic Media Storage

2. Frequently Asked Questions about FRC Electronic Media Storage