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Open Houses – New Days and Times
Open houses are held at VSARA twice a month. At these events we provide informal, basic training in records management and using the State Records Center. We give you the opportunity to tour our facilities and meet our staff. We encourage new records officers and liaisons, or anyone who has never been to VSARA, to attend! We now offer open houses on the first Friday and third Thursday of every month, at 1:30pm.
If you can't make it to one of our scheduled open houses, and have two or more people in your office who'd like to visit VSARA, let us know and we'll be happy to schedule a visit at another time.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachel Muse at 828-2397 to register for an open house or get more information.
Transferring Boxes to the State Records Center
- Before preparing boxes for transfer, contact the State Records Center staff at 828-3280 or email@example.com for available box numbers.
- If you are requesting boxes be picked up, and you are not on the state postal route, check the schedule to determine what month pickup occurs in your area. Submit paperwork for the pickup the first Wednesday of that month, and the pickup will take place the last Wednesday of the month.
- Be sure to tape boxes closed before sending to the records center -- records can be lost or damaged if boxes are overturned during shipping.
See our procedure for complete instructions on box transfers.
If you have any questions or concerns about preparing your boxes for transfer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-3280 for assistance.
Court Records Project work has begun!
Susan Swasta and Kathryn Puerini have joined the State Archives Unit to begin work on the Caledonia, Lamoille, and Orleans County Court records project. The project is funded in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The project team began initial planning and inventorying in early January. The 22-month project will provide for the long-term preservation of and access to 446 cubic feet of recording books, dockets, and case files from the Caledonia, Lamoille, and Orleans County Courts, dating from 1777 to 1945.
New from VSARA
More General Record Schedules Available!
We're pleased to announce the release of two new General Record Schedules (GRS) for agency use. Our most recent schedules cover Land Use and Related Permits and Marketing Records. Any agency that deals with permitting for land use or markets products or services should find these schedules helpful in making decisions concerning retention and management of their records.
General Record Schedules set minimum retention requirements for records related to certain activities or functions of state government. Retention periods and directives are determined based upon a review of state and federal legal requirements. Agencies using GRS should, of course, review any legal requirements or administrative needs that are unique to them, since this may mean that records should be retained longer than the time set in the schedule. VSARA records analysts are always available and willing to assist in determining if and how GRS can be used by your agency.
Visit our website to learn more about using this and other available GRS.
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