Records Management Publications
In compliance with the agency's publication distribution policies, NARA is moving toward disseminating all records management publications and posters primarily via the Internet. The publications and posters may be downloaded and reproduced as needed.
Note: Updated text on posters may vary from online versions.
Reminds employees that organized records help agencies provide good service.
Records management steps to take in times of change.
Make records management part of your planning for enterprise content management.
- Protecting Federal Records and Other Documentary Materials from Unauthorized Removal. NARA Bulletin 2008-02
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- Tips for Scheduling Potentially Permanent Electronic Records
These brochures have been superseded by Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Electronic Records, NARA Bulletin 2014-04.
Other Records Management Brochures
- What is NARA's Electronic Records Archive (ERA)?
- Records Management Profile Brochure
- How to Prepare for an Appraisal Meeting
- Appraisal Policy of the National Archives and Records Administration
- Transferring Permanent Electronic Records to NARA: Answers to the Top 5 Questions
- Pre-Accessioning: A Strategy for Preserving Permanent Electronic Records
- Disposition of Federal Records
Explains how to develop, implement, and evaluate records disposition programs in Federal agencies. Includes links to the texts of Federal laws and regulations affecting records disposition. (2000 web edition based on the 1997 edition), 141 pp.
- Documenting Your Public Service
Provides basic information to enable you to distinguish Federal records from other documentary materials, including personal files.
- Vital Records and Records Disaster Mitigation and Recovery
Provides guidance on how to manage vital records throughout their life cycle, to protect them from loss in a disaster, and to assist in recovery should a disaster occur. (1996), 90 pp.
- Records and Information Management Self-Evaluation Guide
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) developed this self-evaluation guide for Federal agencies to use in reviewing the basic components of a records and information management program.
Updated: March 24, 2020