Category Archives: Records Management

7 Years of “Temporary” Storage: The Early Years of the Archives

In September 1985, Salt Lake County held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Government Center. The site, at 2001 State Street, was an important location in the County’s history.  From 1885 until 1965 it had served … Continue reading

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10.10.15

Survival Strategies for Personal Digital Records Electronic files are much more fragile than paper records, and their long-term survival requires attention and planning. These tips can help you better preserve your personal digital collections. Personal Files: Focus on your most … Continue reading

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10.10.15

October 10, 2015 is Electronic Records Day (get it? 1-0-1-0).  E-Records Day is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. … Continue reading

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Please Welcome:

Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives recently hired a new manager, Maren Slaugh.  Maren came to us from the Sandy Police Department, where she had been the Assistant Records Manager for 2 years.  Her career with Sandy Police spanned … Continue reading

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Farewell to our Director

July 1, 2014 marked the retirement of Terry Blonquist Nelson, Director of Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives. Terry’s career in archives and records management spanned almost 38 years (37 years and 11 months, to be exact!). Terry started … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week, 2014

March 16-22, 2014 was Sunshine Week, a national initiative promoting the importance of open government.  It started in 2002 in Florida as Sunshine Sunday and was a response to legislative efforts to create exemptions in its public records law.  The American Society … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Archives: Preserving Your Past

Protecting Your Family’s Records Most people know the basics of preserving their family treasures:  avoid touching the surface of photographs, protect fragile documents from damage, keep artwork out of direct light, and avoid huge temperature and humidity fluctuations where records … Continue reading

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