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Frequently Asked Questions
Teachers & Students
Advice sheets provide guidance to state and local government agencies on managing public records.
Analog Audio/Visual Recordings - Recommendations and Best Practices
Appropriate Use of Portable Media (CDs, DVDs, Flash Drives)
Are Text Messages Public Records?
Benefits of Managing Public Records
Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, Twitter and Managing Public Records
Capture and Retention of Text Messages
Digital Audio/Visual Recordings - Recommendations and Best Practices
Documenting the Destruction of Public Records
Hard Drives and Multipurpose Copiers/Scanners
How Long Do Text Messages Need to be Kept?
Laws and Rules for Records Management
Local Government Preliminary Drafts (DAN GS50-02-05)
Local Government Records Retention Schedule Revision Plan
Managing Public Records Created or Received as Text Messages
Methods for Destroying Electronic Records
Methods for Destroying Paper Records
Notorious/Historically Significant Case Files/Inmate Records
Notorious/Historically Significant Legal Case Files
Records of Survey Filed with the County Auditor (Paper vs. Mylar)
Sensitive Authentication Data Obtained During Payment Card Transactions
Text Messages and Public Records - The Basics
Websites are Public Records
What Happened to the EIS / DAD Approval Process?
What is a Public Record?
What to do with Archival Paper Records After Imaging
What To Do With Public Defender Case Files and Indigence Determination Records