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The New York State Archives offers archives and records management training statewide. If your preferred workshop is not available, please contact us at to request it. See our workshop catalog for a complete list of titles.

All State Archives workshops are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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Datesort ascending Workshop Title Time Workshop Type Region Description Presenter Workshop Topic Register
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Digital Imaging 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Webinar Statewide
Imaging, Scanning or Digitizing: Whatever you call it, how you can make your paper records accessible electronically.
Scanning paper records and making them available to the public via a content management system will increase access and allow sharing of important information. This webinar will introduce the basic principles of digital imaging. 
This webinar focuses on:
  • How to select records to scan
  • How to plan for and carry out a successful imaging project
  • Discussion of Imaging Guidelines/standards
  • Determining who will do the work of records preparation, scanning, verification and project management
  • Discussing the costs of scanning: in house vs a vendor
  • How to establish and maintain an imaging program/system
Monica Hauck-Whealton, Vincent Commisso Imaging Register
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Managing Social Media Records 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Webinar Statewide

Many state and local government entities in New York State engage the public through social media, but few of those properly manage the records created on social media platforms. This webinar will demonstrate how social media content can be a government record and provide guidance on using social media effectively. A major focus of the webinar will be how to capture and preserve social media records to ensure the retention of the records for the full extent of their retention periods.

Topics covered by this webinar will include:

  • Managing social media content as official records
  • Assessing the risks of engaging in social media
  • Developing a social media plan
  • Writing social media policies
  • Retaining and preserving social media records 


Michael Martin, Sarah Durling Electronic Records Register
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Ask Us Anything About Electronic Storage 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Webinar Statewide

October is National Archives Month and the State Archives is marking the occasion by holding a forum where state agencies and local governments can ask their most pressing questions about electronic records storage. Our focus for this session will best practices in selecting and managing electronic records storage.

Panelists for this event will consist of New York State Archives staff in Local Government Advisory Services & Scheduling and State Agency Services.

Come prepared with your questions or just join us to hear what others want to know and learn more about this topic.

If you’d like, you can send in your question early to (link sends e-mail) with the subject line “Ask Us Anything” and we’ll answer them during the webinar.


David Lowry, Jennifer O'Neill, Sarah Durling Electronic Records Register