Utah State Archives and Historical Records

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Does the Utah State Archives destroy historical records? There seems to be a pervasive rumor among governmental entities that the Utah State Archives and Records Service is in the business of microfilming and destroying permanent historic records. Let us set the record straight. According to Utah State Archives Assistant Director, Jim Kichas: in the latter half of the 20th century, …

General Retention Schedules and You!

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Have you looked at a General Retention Schedule and thought of a better title? Is there a citation you wish would be added or removed from the description? Or maybe the retention or appraisal is confusing and you’d like to ask a question. We want to hear from you! There are a few ways to give us feedback regarding the …

The Utah State Records Center Security

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service understands that an entirely paperless office is nearly impossible. Therefore, 6 years ago we moved and renovated the Utah State Records Center in order to provide a secure, offsite records storage facility for state and local government agencies. The Records Center can store 139,254 cubic feet of records for multiple agencies.   With …

Classification and Big Bucket Retention

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Co-authored by Archives and Records Service RIM Specialist Rebekkah Shaw and Chief Records Officer Kendra Yates.   We received feedback that record officers are confused about why we are consolidating the General Retention Schedules (GRS) and what a big bucket approach is. Why are the General Retention Schedules being consolidated? Back in July, we discussed what classification means in records and information management: …

Got Questions about Managing Email?

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Start looking for answers here: we’ve published a new Email Management Guideline! The guideline was written by the Division of Archives and Records Service for Utah’s local and state government agencies. Find tips on: Creating an email management policy Applying the updated retention schedules to email Exporting emails from your system Using your system’s records management tools Complying with legal …

Spotlight on: Anthony Adams, Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District

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Meet Anthony Adams, records officer for the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District. Anthony started with the district in late 2015 as the Executive Assistant and quickly embraced his role as the records officer. He completely reorganized the district’s retention schedule, and made sure that each record series created by the district was associated with an established retention schedule. Another …

Retention Talk- A few thoughts about updating your retention schedules

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When it comes time to update or create retention schedules, it can be overwhelming as you think about all the records your agency creates and maintains. Here are three tips (in no particular order) from our experience with records officers around the state! 1- Learn who actually deals with the records, and form a team in your office to discuss …

The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management

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The class materials for the Records and Information Management (RIM) Conference on September 11, 2018, are now available on the Utah State Archives website:  https://archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/event_materials/20180911-rim-conference.html The following are highlights from this year’s RIM Conference: Practical tips and solutions for your RIM program Implementing the General Retention Schedules (GRS) and your agency policy Email management practices Managing electronic records and ungoverned data Information …