Resources for State and Local Government

Revised Archives Rules, 12/2020

  • Ch. 1 State and Local Government Agency Records Programs
  • Ch. 2 State Records Center Facilities and Services
  • Ch. 3 Imaging State Records
  • Ch. 4 Rules for the Public Use of Materials and Facilities in the Maine State Archives

NEW (August 2023) - MSA Social Media Retention Guidance and Best Practices for State Agencies (pdf)

NEW (May 2023) - MSA Requirements for Digital/Electronic Recordkeeping (pdf)

Guidance on COVID-19 Pandemic Records and Retention

Electronic Records Information

Managing Electronic Records, Jan 2021 (pdf, 895 kb) - intended for State agencies but information might also be helpful to Local Government. This training document gives information on the following: electronic records and retention schedules; email and social media retention; scanning; electronic management systems; standards for electronic management; electronic record planning and preservation; technical aspects; and Maine State Archives programs.

Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery Resources - information from COSA webinars/handouts

IPI Storage Guides – Basic Strategy for Film Preservation

Records Management

Services to State Government Agencies

Transferring State Records (Records Center / Archives)

Services to Local Government Agencies