ERIC Number: ED342369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Records Advisory Board in Local Government.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
This information leaflet provides local governments with guidelines and suggestions for appointing a Records Advisory Board to assist in establishing and supporting a records management program. Such a program is an over-arching, continuing, administrative effort which manages recorded information from initial creation to final disposition. It includes systematically disposing of obsolete records; setting up filing and indexing systems; using modern computer technology in information creation, manipulation, and storage; storing inactive records securely and cost efficiently; microfilming selected paper records for security, ease of access, space consideration, and preservation of important information; overseeing the creation and use of forms, correspondence, and other records; and identifying, appraising, and preserving records of archival value. The advantages, benefits, and responsibilities of the Records Advisory Board are described, and suggestions provided for the composition of the Board. The State Archives and Records Administration contact address and telephone number for further information are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
Note: For additional documents in this series, see IR 015 399 and IR 015 402.