May 24, 2022

Government Records: NARA Issues Guidance on Managing Mixed Media Files

From the NARA Bulletin-2011-04

Agencies frequently manage files with records created or received in more than one type of medium. This Bulletin provides agencies with guidance about the records management implications when records in various types of media are intermixed in one file.


NARA bulletins provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies, who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate recordkeeping requirements into their business processes and identify the specific means by which their agencies will fulfill their responsibilities under the Federal Records Act.

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