Local governments to be trained on protecting records from disasters

IL Staff
January 3, 2012
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The Indiana State Archives will offer training in January and February for state and local governments on how to protect documents and records – such as deeds and payroll records – before, during and after disasters.

The training on essential records will be offered through webinars on Jan. 17, 19, 24 and 26 between 10 a.m. and noon, with a follow-up webinar on emergency planning and response on Feb. 7, 9, 14 and 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Archivists, records managers, chief information officers and technology staff, among others, will be trained to identify, prioritize and assess critical records; outline an essential records plan; and understand applicable federal, state and local regulations and procedures. The courses are approved and certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and count toward the Local Government Archives and Records Administration Certificate offered by the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators.

The training is a part of the Intergovernment Preparedness for Essential Records project, a national effort to train local governments on how to protect essential records during emergencies.

Indiana is no stranger to disasters affecting government operations. In May 2009, an accidental fire at the Jefferson County courthouse forced the courts and other government agencies out of the historic courthouse. Many records were affected by water damage, but were able to be saved through a freezing process and restoration. The records housed in the courthouse were backed up electronically to the day of the fire.

In June 2008, flooding damaged files and several offices, including the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem offices.

Visit for more information and to register for the IPER webinars.



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