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April 11, 2014

Update: Correspondence General Schedules to be Resubmitted in May

Update: Correspondence General Schedules Up for Public Comment for an Additional 30 Days The proposed correspondence general retention schedules went before to the State Records Committee for approval on April 10, 2014, but were not approved. The Utah State Records Committee provided some clarity to the proposed description and moved to have the schedules up for review for another 30
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April 3, 2012

Records and Information Management month (RIM)

April is Records and Information Management (RIM) month. Every year, records management professionals around the world raise awareness about records and information management by promoting records related events. The RIM initiative was developed by ARMA International. Records managers interested in hosting their own RIM events can find promotional materials and ideas by visiting the ARMA International web site. This year,
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February 9, 2012

Why Effective Records Management Matters in a Democracy

Typically, the justification for a records management (RM) program is tied to cost cutting, efficiency, and managing risk. While certainly important pieces of records management, for government records managers there is an additional and significant reason for a RM program.  Government archivists and records managers typically are guided by mission statements that focus on preserving and documenting government institutions. One
February 3, 2012

2012 Winter/Spring Training Events

To register for a training event, please click here. Salt Lake City, UT Controlling and Managing Law Enforcement Records, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm February 8, 2012 Providing Public Access to Government Records, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm February 22, 2012 May 23, 2012 Essential Records Protection and Disaster Recovery, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm April 11, 2012 What’s in
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February 1, 2012

2012 Resolution Challenge pt. 2: Simplifying Records Retention

On January 4, 2012 we published the first installment of our 2012 Resolution Challenge to Records Managers. In that post, we asked you to evaluate your entity’s records management program or practices. Did you do it? How did you score? Let us know in the comments. Typically, 88 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail, in part because they are too
October 14, 2011

2012 Utah State Archives Records Management Training Dates

The Utah State Archives is pleased to announce the 2012 training dates. It will be an exciting year for training as we introduce two new workshops: “What’s In Those Cabinets: Tackling the Records Inventory and Appraisal Process” and “Essential Records Protection and Disaster Recovery.” Participants of these workshops will begin the process of inventorying in-office records, create a standardized rubric