Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

 If you have ever stepped into your records room and caught the unmistakable scent of mildew or opened a drawer to find a fuzzy film growing there, you know the stress this can cause. You might feel that all hope is lost, but thankfully, you can often salvage moldy documents. A quick, informed response will … Continue reading Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

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

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 30, 2019

The Local Government Records Commission (LGRC) met on October 30, 2019 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 charges the Commission with determining “which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.” The Commission meets every April and October to approve … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 30, 2019