Name: Hannah Bawden Title: Records Management Archivist Specialties: Local and state government management & preservation and For the Record Blog How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? As a history student writing term papers, I relied on archives to access primary sources, but I didn't find my passion … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Hannah Bawden
The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 entrusts the State Records Commission (SRC) with the duty of determining "which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of." The SRC carries out its essential work during biannual meetings. The first meeting of 2021 was conducted via teleconference. Virtual meetings were … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: April 28, 2021
Imagine you are reclining in your favorite barbershop chair, readying for a nice relaxing shave. To your surprise, your favorite barber has called out sick, and a new person is preparing your lather. As he strops the blade, you wonder why you should trust this perfect stranger with a straight razor. The answer? The Alabama … Continue reading State Agency Meeting Files Now Live on Preservica
Can you imagine being able to conduct government business in the State of Alabama without the use of email? In general, public officials are legally obligated to create and maintain records that adequately document agency activities. These government records — including email — facilitate the efficient conduct of government programs and services; ensure effective management … Continue reading What about Government Email?
What is at the center of the state’s government records management program? The State Records Commission (or SRC), established in 1955, oversees the disposition of all state government records. The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) serves as support staff for the State Records Commission and provides records management assistance to all state agencies. … Continue reading Getting to Know the Alabama State Records Commission