State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

To protect the public's health and safety and uphold professional standards, the State of Alabama licenses over one hundred and forty different occupations, ranging from your family doctor to the person who pilots ships through Mobile Bay. To acquire a license to practice one of these occupations in Alabama, individuals must meet specific requirements, including … Continue reading State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) periodically adds historically valuable records to its government collections from the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC). In Fiscal Year 2021, the AHC transmitted 94 cubic feet of materials to the ADAH, enriching an already robust collection. These records chronicle the Historical Commission’ work, including contractor files, drawings, photographs, … Continue reading From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

2020 marked a historic, challenging year for Alabama. Like many other agencies, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) deployed flexible and creative strategies in response to the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADAH Records Management Section's Annual Report grants readers a detailed perspective into the section’s output, adaptability, and outreach.  The 22-page … Continue reading The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

It’s Time to Submit Your FY 2021 Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report. (It’s Required!)

Each year all state agencies, district attorneys, public colleges and public universities in Alabama are required to submit an Annual Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Implementation Report to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) for the previous fiscal year. The implementation report for FY 2021 must be submitted by January 14, 2022 and will … Continue reading It’s Time to Submit Your FY 2021 Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report. (It’s Required!)

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