Electronic Records Archives (ERA)

Electronic Records Archives (ERA)

NARA is building ERA to fulfill its mission in the digital age: to safeguard and preserve the records of our government, ensure that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage, and ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government.

Watch our new video about the ERA System and its role in managing and preserving the electronic records of the Federal Government!

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About the ERA System

PhotosLearn more about the ERA System designed to support the preservation of, and access to the permanently valuable electronic records of the Federal Government.

ERA Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Acquisition

ERA (Electronic Records Archives) LogoFind information about NARA’s current acquisition to secure a contractor for Operations and Maintenance of the ERA System records.

ERA for Federal Agency

US Federal Government buildingLearn more about getting started with ERA to schedule and transfer permanent records.

Online Public Access to Electronic Records

Online Public Access LogoTry our new Online Public Access (OPA) Prototype to search for various types of records and descriptions at NARA in one place.

In accordance with OMB's new policy on cookies, NARA is now embedding videos from YouTube. We have enabled the privacy-enhanced mode for these videos. YouTube is not using cookies on behalf of NARA, and any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that YouTube may collect is not shared with NARA. NARA's Privacy Policy is available online. YouTube's Privacy Policy is also available online.

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News, Events & Notices

NARA Selects IBM as the Operations & Maintenance Contractor for the ERA System.

Contact ERA Program Management Office

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