Federal Records Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Does inclusion in the Toolkit imply NARA endorsement?

No. The lists of tools includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Toolkit provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside web site, they are leaving NARA's web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside web site.

  • NARA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked web site.
  • NARA does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked web sites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • NARA cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked web site.
  • NARA is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked web sites.
  • NARA does not guarantee that outside web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Who is managing the Toolkit?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Find out more about NARA at www.archives.gov

What is a guidance tool in the Toolkit?

Guidance tools can include case studies, best practice documents, process models, policies and directives, tips and techniques, training programs, "lessons learned", presentations, and other practical tools. Federal agencies can use these tools to promote and implement effective management of Government information. These can be formatted as documents, interactive guidance products, web sites, and other forms. While all tools that are included in the web site have been evaluated by NARA, inclusion does not imply NARA endorsement of the tool.

Who should use this Toolkit?

The Toolkit was designed for a wide audience in the U.S. government to help people efficiently and effectively manage their electronic records and information. However, the tools and resources in the Toolkit can be used by government officials everywhere.

Will you be identifying more guidance tools for the Toolkit?

Yes. NARA will review and add more guidance resources in the coming months.