New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Film Office, Surface Mining Commission, and More

In FY 2020, 45 state agencies transferred permanent records to the ADAH Government Records Collections. Created between 1960 and 2020, these records represent the portion of public records which the State Records Commission has identified as having ongoing historical significance and research value. Read on for highlights of a few recent additions to the ADAH … Continue reading New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Film Office, Surface Mining Commission, and More

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 28, 2020

The Local Government Records Commission (LGRC) is responsible for determining which local government records have permanent historic value and which may be destroyed after specified periods of time. The Commission meets every April and October to approve revisions to local government Records Disposition Authorities, or RDAs. These documents outline all records that local governments create, identify which … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 28, 2020

Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Busby

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name: Charles Busby Title: Records Management Archivist Specialties: Local government Records Management & Preservation How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? I ambled into the world … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Busby

Updates from the State Records Commission: October 28, 2020

The State Records Commission (SRC) is responsible for determining which state government records have permanent historic value and which may be destroyed after specified periods of time. The Commission meets every April and October to approve Records Disposition Authorities, or RDAs. These documents outline all records that state agencies create, identify which records should be preserved … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: October 28, 2020

A State Agency’s Guide to Transferring Permanent Paper Records to the Archives

Many records managers think of “records disposition” as the destruction or deletion of temporary records. Destruction, however, is just one form of disposition. Disposition is the phase of the records lifecycle in which records which have fulfilled their primary function and purpose are either destroyed or archived. Image: Utah State Archives, “Scheduling the Lifecycle of … Continue reading A State Agency’s Guide to Transferring Permanent Paper Records to the Archives