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Introduction to Records and Information Management Presentation

Why take this course? Sound records and information management practices are fundamental to the efficient and economical operations of any government agency. When disasters strik…

CoSA Awards Program

The Council of State Archivists Awards Program acknowledges institutions, individuals, and programs that have enriched and strengthened our nation's state and territorial archives…

State Electronic Records Initiative

CoSA launched the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) in 2011 to focus on improving management, preservation, and access to state and territorial government electronic reco…

CoSA Webinar Series

2020 CoSA Member Webinar Series This year's theme is Archival Hot Topics. Member webinars typically occur on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3 pm Eastern. For a listing of…

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CoSA members meet jointly with colleagues from SAA and NAGARA annually in late summer in different cities throughout the country.  The meeting includes sessions of interest to sta…


DEFINITION: The state/territory has a formal decision-making framework that assigns accountability and authority for the preservation of electronic records with permanent his…


DEFINITION: The organization charged with the preservation of permanent electronic government records must proactively mitigate the risks associated with technology obsolesce…


DEFINITION: The government unit charged with ensuring preservation and access to permanent legal, fiscal, operational, and historical electronic records should issue its digi…

Case Studies and Examples

Government Email Symposium CoSA and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) hosted a symposium on government email on September 15 at the National Arc…

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This glossary defines many of the terms and abbreviations used when discussing the management, preservation and access of digital materials and was compiled from a variety of …

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