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.
- Services for different record types
- I have records on electronic media that I would like to transfer to an FRC. Where do I start?
- How is electronic media tracked at the FRC?
- How do I recall electronic media from an FRC?
- How do I return electronic media to the FRC?
- Does the FRC offer pickup and delivery of electronic media?
- What special services do you offer for my agency’s backup tapes?
- Which FRC locations can store and service electronic media?
- Where can I acquire appropriate storage containers for my electronic media?
- How much do FRC electronic media services cost?
- Do the FRCs offer services for classified records stored to electronic media?
- What are the technical features of the FRC Electronic Records Vaults?
- Whom do I contact about accessioning my agency’s permanent electronic records into the National Archives?
- How do I ensure that my agency’s records are properly preserved?
- What regulations govern the storage of Federal e-records?