Record Retention

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample record retention policies.


Auxillium West

Auxillium West provides a summary of the recordkeeping requirements for human resources information. The list includes various types of records, the length of time those records must be retained, and the laws requiring the retention. The article also discusses options for a recordkeeping system.

Electronic Record Management Guidelines

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society shares guidelines on digital media that include considerations to meet long-term operational and legal requirements. The document also addresses long-term preservation, metadata, file naming, digital media, storage procedures, email and web content management, and electronic and digital signatures. It includes a glossary.

Records Management FAQ

Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives shares a list of detailed questions and answer that explains issues involved with maintaining records.

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