Federal Records Management

NWM 02.2003

December 23, 2002

MEMORANDUM TO AGENCY RECORDS OFFICERS: Expanding acceptable transfer formats: Transfer Instructions for Scanned Images of Textual Records

As part of the President's Management Agenda, NARA and its partner agencies are engaged in the Electronic Records Management E-Gov initiative. One component of this initiative is designed to expand the number and types of electronic records formats NARA will accept for deposit in the National Archives of the United States.

This memo transmits NARA's Interim Guidance on transferring permanent scanned images of textual records to the National Archives of the United States. It supplements existing guidance in 36 CFR 1228.270 for transferring existing electronic records.

If you have any questions, please contact the Life Cycle Management Division archivist assigned to work with your agency or the Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (301-837-3420).

Assistant Archivist
Office of Records Services - Washington, D.C.

Memos to Agency Records Officers