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Records management is not easy and if done poorly or haphazardly can consume an enormous amount of time, human capital, and budget. Records schedules help. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) defines a records schedule as “mandatory instructions for the disposition of the records.”...

As the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pushes federal agencies ever closer to managing all permanent records in electronic format, another dimension of record-keeping is taking on newfound importance: metadata. Agencies that want to comply with NARA’s requirements for managing and submitting all permanent...

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will no longer accept analog records from federal agencies after December 31, 2022. Indeed, NARA is doing its best to go all-in on electronic records retention. It’s strategic plan for 2018-2022 includes digitizing “billions of pages of records...

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "Temporary records are those records that NARA approves for either immediate disposal or for disposal after a specified time or event." Temporary records are no easier to manage than permanent records, and in some ways, they may...