In April, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, Version 2. This update includes a revised abstract, the addition of lifecycle requirements, a new transfer format requirements calendar and a glossary. Because of the increase in teleworking, virtual meetings and other online events, a commitment to compliance and best practices in ERM is more vital than ever. This resource can also provide a foundation of requirements for electronic management systems and software.
While many of you are working remotely, you may have opportunities to start reviewing more of your electronic records storage to see what meets retention or could be better managed per your records management policies. The Blog for the Society of American Archivists Records Management section released blog posts reviewing considerations and costs of electronic and paper storage. The blog includes 1-page brochures that can be used as references, in addition to an analysis of storage from cost-savings and best practices perspectives. Check it out here: https://saarmrt.wordpress.com/tag/storage/
On March 16 the National Archives released some new ERM guidelines titled, “Criteria for the Successful Management of Permanent Electronic Records“. We have added this new guideline under our “Resources” page. Take a look!