What about Government Email?

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?

Getting to Know the Alabama State Records Commission

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

It’s That Time Again! The 2018 State Agency Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is responsible for working with state agencies on managing their records. This year, we have developed a new online method for reporting your state agency’s 2018 records management activities. Each agency is required to complete this process by January 15, 2019. The new reporting method involves three easy … Continue reading It’s That Time Again! The 2018 State Agency Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report

Thinking Outside the Acid-Free Box on Electronic Records Day

The times might always be changing but thankfully resources exist to ensure that your agency’s records are just as accessible in the future as they are today. Thanks to a three-year grant provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has launched a new initiative … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Acid-Free Box on Electronic Records Day

Something Old, Something New: Records and Information Management Section Blog

Did you know that one of the Alabama Department of Archives and History’s (ADAH) central missions is to aid state and local governments in the management of their records? ADAH staff work with state and local agencies on records and information management and on the preservation of permanent records. We also conduct free on-site visits … Continue reading Something Old, Something New: Records and Information Management Section Blog