ERIC Number: ED366312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Planning Local Government Records Programs. Local Government Records Technical Information Series No. 43.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
Local governments need to develop records management programs that meet present-day needs as well as the demands of the future. This requires planning, systematically establishing program goals, and organizing and allocating staff and other resources to meet these goals by established deadlines. The importance of long-term and short-term planning is explored, and the basics for program planning and for records inventory and needs assessment are outlined. Most plans have the four elements of mission statement, goals, objectives, and activities. Steps that will help ensure the likelihood of success of planning efforts are identified. Three sample plans are presented in appendices: an actual plan, a generic long-term plan, and a one-year plan. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.