10 October 2014

Today is Electronic Records Day. Are your electronic records at risk?

Today is Electronic Records Day!

I was reminded of this by a post from the State Archives of North Carolina (my home away from home!), 10/10 is Electronic Records Day.

With electronic records so pervasive in our modern life, it’s important to understand such records and how to manage and preserve them.

Though the post focuses on electronic records created by state employees and that any document created in connection with transacting public business is a public record, the issues discussed are just as applicable to you and I.  Do check out the little loop videos – I know I’ve been there! 

Here are some useful resources from the Council of State Archivists:
  • 10 Reasons for E-Records, 2014 (Word) (PDF)
  • Government E-Records Tips (Word) (PDF)
  • Personal E-Records Tips (Word) (PDF)

Check out this post by the Society of American Archivists, October 10 (1010) is Electronic Records Day!  It shares 10 reasons why electronic records need special attention.  Every single one of these apply to YOU and your PERSONAL electronic records!

Let’s all be safe and future minded!  Preserve your electronic records.

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