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How to Process and Purge Inactive Records

“Process and purge" - magical words for those who love records management! But what about the rest of us? Faced with mountains of boxed records, how does one process these for efficient storage and access? And how does one appropriately separate obsolete records that may be purged from those that must still be retained? This webinar will walk you through this journey from start to finish sharing 25 years of processing and purging tips and tricks along the way. We will touch on transferring records to inactive storage, identifying and organizing records, applying retention schedules, destroying records, and so much more. Leave your fears behind as you learn to dive into records like the deep end of a swimming pool!

This webinar is produced through the State Archives Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York program.

Workshop Type: Webinar
Intended Audience: Local Governments, State Agencies
Workshop Topic: Inventory & Inactive Records


For more information on this workshop, please contact us at archtrain@nysed.gov.