Our Website got a Makeover!

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The Utah State Archives’ website, archives.utah.gov, has a fresh new look! This design is made for all kinds of devices–from mobile to widescreen. Can’t find something or see an error? Let us know!  

Free Workshop on Preserving your Collections During a Disaster!

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Wednesday, October 26, at the Utah State Archives: Register HERE   At the two-part workshop on Wednesday, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Randy Silverman will teach you how to:   Create a disaster response & collection salvage plan Train staff to implement your plan effectively Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an …

Sign Up for Training on the Open Records Portal

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Go to http://openrecords.utah.gov and click Login.   Login using your UMD (Utah Master Directory) account. If you have a Public Notice Website login using your records officer email, you may use that; if not, create a new UMD login. Please be sure to use the same email address for your UMD account that you use as a records officer in …

New Chief Administrative Officer Agency Review Interface

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We are launching a new interface for chief administrative officers (CAOs) to review and edit their agency and records officer information. All chief administrative officers should receive an email with the subject line “Annual Review of Agency Information.” The email requests that they open the link, review their agency and records officer information, make corrections if necessary, and then acknowledge …

Wondering what to do with your social media accounts? Texts? Emails?

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Happy Electronic Records Day! Are you wondering what to do with your social media accounts, texts, or emails? On this Electronic Records Day, consider these points to help keep your agency out of legal trouble and to ensure that critical records are preserved. Tips for Managing Electronic Communications in Government Content, not format is important. Just as you wouldn’t keep …

Free Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery workshops — Preserve your collections!

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Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian at the University of Utah and a founding member of WESTPAS, will be teaching two-part workshops in October sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS), a project that focuses on preserving cultural collections in the West. At the workshops, learn how to: Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan Learn how to train staff to …

Records officer certification test will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, May 12th.

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The records officer certification test will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, May 12th. If you are taking the test between now and then, please complete it before the end of the day on Monday. Any partially-completed tests will not be saved after that time. To read the newest legislation impacting Utah records laws, visit http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0157.html If you have any questions, …

MayDay! MayDay!

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Not all disasters happen naturally. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most fires in libraries, archives, and related cultural institutions are deliberately set. On November 17, 2012, arsonists set fires in the library of San Juan High School in Blanding, Utah, which resulted in more than $2 million of damage. Computers and over 20,000 books were destroyed, including irreplaceable …

Important: Change of Venue for Archives' Spring Conference

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Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Utah State Archives’ spring conference has changed venues and will be held at the University of Utah. The conference will be at the Officers’ Club, at the University of Utah Campus, 110 S. Fort Douglass Blvd. We will be in the north and south rooms’ of the Officer’s Club. A map of the location can …