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ACT-IAC Releases Study on Social Media Retention Policies

This morning, an event is being held at the National Archives in Washington, DC  to announce the release of an American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Action Advisory Council (IAC) report on Best Practices Study of Social Media Retention Policies (.pdf link). The report was produced by the IAC Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group. [...]

Toolkit Spotlight – New York Preliminary Guidance on Social Media

This month, our Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records spotlight returns to illustrate how the Toolkit incorporates materials from anywhere. While we released our Web 2.0 Bulletin to heads of Federal agencies in October, (see: Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms) other archival and records management programs have been working on similar guidance. [...]

New IBM Center for Technology in Government Report

The IBM Center for Technology in the Business of Government recently released a report entitled How Federal Agencies Can Effectively Manage Records Created Using New Social Media Tools. This report identifies challenges for records management that arise from the increasing use of social media and web 2.0 by Federal agencies and offers several recommendations and [...]

Web 2.0/Social Media Bulletin Issued!

We are pleased to announce that NARA Bulletin 2011-02 has just been issued. This bulletin provides guidance on managing Federal records produced when agencies use web 2.0/social media platforms.  Open and transparent government increasingly relies on the use of these technologies and as agencies adopt these tools, they must be aware of and comply with [...]

Web Study Report Released

During FY2010 a National Records Management Program team conducted a study, found at, on web 2.0 and social media tools use in Federal agencies. The purpose of the study was to “gather information on how Federal agencies use web 2.0 tools to create and share information and how this might affect the value of [...]

Opportunity for Federal Agencies to Discuss Web 2.0 Records

We will be hosting a Federal Web 2.0 “Jam Session” for  Federal Agency records management and web management staff to discuss Federal uses of Web 2.0 technology. The Jam Session will include a discussion among participants of current uses of Web 2.0 technologies within agencies. This is an information gathering exercise to determine how these [...]

Congratulations LC! And ‘tweets’ can be Federal records too

Congratulations to our colleagues at the Library of Congress on their recent announcement of their acquisition of the complete archive of Twitter.  This certainly represents a unique and compelling addition to their collection, and we very much share in their excitement. In light of a comment by an LC official, I would like to clarify [...]



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