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Information Resources on Archives and Records Administration
for State and Local Governments

Links to resources on state archives and records program Web sites

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Updated May 4, 2010

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Glossaries, Definitions

See also:
A Bibliography of Glossaries for Archivists, Records Managers, Special Collections Librarians,
Manuscript Curators, and other Related Information Professionals

Compiled by Diane Vogt-O'Connor, National Archives and Records Administration (02/28/02)

IPER Project

This guide to basic terminology has been compiled by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) for reference by students taking its Essential Records Webinar and Records Emergency Planning & Response Webinar training courses. This glossary was compiled in December 2009.

State Archives and Records Programs






New York

Rhode Island




Federal agencies and projects

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation

The InterPARES Project [International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems]

National Archives and Records Administration


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Last updated: May 4, 2010