The Government Records Branch is part of the Division of Archives and Records of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
The primary mission of the Government Records Branch is to provide and administer records management services to state government agencies, local government agencies, and state-supported institutions of higher education in North Carolina in accordance with General Statutes 121 and 132 and the mandate provided in these laws for the preservation of the historical record of this state. (For links to other Public Record Laws, visit our Guidelines page.)
- Draft versions of the 2013 County Tax Administration and the County Management Records Retention and Disposition Schedules are now ready for review.
- The new Municipal Schedule is now available.
- Best Practices for Cloud Computing: Records Management Considerations (pdf) is now available.
- Register of Deeds Retention and Disposition Schedule Draft is now available for review.
- Announcing our new records management blog!
- New tutorials on file naming now available on Digital Preservation Education for NC State Government Employees website.
- See session slides and photographs from the conference "From Theory to Practice: Accessing and Preserving Electronic Records and Digital Materials" held in Raleigh, N.C., November 3-4, 2011.
- New records schedules are now available on the Local Records Schedules webpage: LME (Local Management Entity) and LME (Local Management Entity) Provider
- Search the Government Records website!
- Browse the North Carolina Digital Collections, joint project of the Division of Archives and Records and the State Library.
- Metadata Standards: Metadata as a Public Record in North Carolina: Best Practices Guidelines for Its Retention and Disposition (pdf)
- IPER classes available: See Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) 2011 (pdf) for more information about the IPER project.
- Social media: two social media best practices guidelines are available in PDF format: best practices for Local Government and State Agencies (revised March 2012).
- E-mail Guidelines: "E-mail as a Public Record in North Carolina: A Policy for Its Retention and Disposition" (pdf) and "Guidelines for E-mail as a Public Record in North Carolina: Tips and Tricks for Using Microsoft Exchange Software to Manage E-mail" (pdf)
- Watch the workshops page for updates concerning class dates and registration.
- For the latest news related to the Division of Archives and Records, visit the History For All the People blog.
Last Modified: 02/19/2013