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Below are several resources that may be beneficial to agencies and their records management personnel.


The Records Management unit has several publications related to records management laws, processes and policies.

Disaster Recovery Resources

Following the devastating hurricanes Louisiana endured between 2005—2008, many professional organizations offered assistance. Some of these organizations gave permission to use some of their technical publications on salvaging records and materials on our site for agencies to use in case of emergencies. Agencies are strongly encouraged to follow up with the contacts listed above to ensure compliance with reporting and other issues that may not be addressed in these guides.

Thanks to the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) (External Link) for providing these documents:

Thanks to ARMA International (External Link) for providing these documents:

From ANSI/ARMA 5-2003 Standard - Vital Records Programs, "Identifying, Managing, and Recovering Business-Critical Records"