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OMB guidance on NARA’s transition to electronic record keeping

Fedscoop: “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is set to stop accepting paper-based records at the end of 2022, and the White House Office of Management and Budget has a new guidance out to help agencies meet this deadline. OMB published a memo late last week that lays out expectations and deadlines for agencies as they move toward the paperless future. NARA archives documents from all corners of the government…OMB is directing agencies to “ensure that all Federal records are created, retained, and managed in electronic formats, with appropriate metadata,” and “develop plans to close agency-operated storage facilities for paper and other, analog records, and transfer those records to Federal Records Centers operated by NARA or commercial storage facilities. The OMB guidelines require that all agencies “manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format” by Dec. 31, 2019. By December 31, 2022 this requirement extends to all permanent records as well as temporary records, “to the fullest extent possible.”.. [Note – all the metadata experts please raise your hands – there are many of us who practice in a range of roles and disciplines.]

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