Utah State Records Center Move Update

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The Utah State Records Center (RC) is still in the process of moving. On February 6th movers began to transfer boxes from the current Decker Lake records center location in West Valley City to the new location in Clearfield. Although this was not the start of the move, as planning and box preparation began previously, this date represents the moment that boxes actually began to move up the …

Utah State Archives RIMM 2012 Records Management Conference

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The Archives is pleased to announce its morning keynote speaker for the Utah State Archives Electronic Records Management Conference 2012 will be Kenneth Thibodeau. Ken Thibodeau is a records and information management professional recognized around the world as a leading expert on electronic records and digital preservation. He has spoken at more than 150 conferences, published over 30 articles and …

The ten-hour day

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Most government offices in Utah are now open from 8-5 Monday through Friday. Though some state employees have retained an option to work four ten-hour days, staff members at the Archives look back with nostalgia at the three-day weekend. Others think a ten-hour day is way too long. With diminished budgets and staff, government offices are attempting to do more …

Simplifying Access to Government Records

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Simplifying Access to Government Records One duty of a records officer is to provide public access to government records. To help simplify the records request process, records officers and the public should be clear about the records or information requested. Records retention schedules can be used as a tool to accomplish this. Some questions to ask are: Where are the records kept? …

Retention Talk – A Few Thoughts about Utah General Schedules.

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When it comes time to schedule records with the Utah State Archives and Records Service there may be some confusion about general retention schedules. What are general schedules? What purpose do they serve? How do I use a general schedule? ARMA International defines a retention schedule as: “A comprehensive list of records series, indicating for each the length of time it is …