Category Archives: Tips

Wilson is Open Late for Studying!

During exams study spaces in Wilson Library will remain open until 9 PM. We’ll be open late Thursday and Friday, December 5th and 6th; and again Sunday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 11th. If you are looking for a peaceful … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event for Retiring Faculty: Preserving your Intellectual Legacy at UNC

Retiring UNC faculty are invited to attend Preserving Your Intellectual Legacy at UNC: An Information Session for Faculty and Staff Nearing Retirement tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. More info can be found here. If you are interested in this topic … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

Recently UNC Libraries launched a new, redesigned website. As any archivist should, we took this opportunity to look at some of the older, somewhat outdated content of the previous website and flag materials for archiving. Amongst other items, we decided … Continue reading

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Records Management Tip #4: How to Use the Records Retention Schedule

All records created by university employees are public records, as defined by N.C. G.S. 132, the Public Records Law. One of the provisions of the Public Records Law gives authority to the Department of Cultural Resources to authorize the destruction … Continue reading

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Records Management Tip #3: Record Keeping with an Eye toward End of the Record’s Life Cycle

How can a campus unit manage its files so that it’s ready for whatever comes its way, whether a public records request, a subpoena, or a loss of records-storage space? We’ve got some tips on creating consistent record-keeping procedures with … Continue reading

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Records Management Tip #2: Managing Your Email

Email has become an invaluable tool for conducting business at the university, but each university email is a public record, which means that it must be retained for a specific period of time and can’t always be deleted when you … Continue reading

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Records Management Tip #1: Electronic File Naming

Electronic files need clear and consistent file names, especially since they move more quickly and easily from person to person and from folder to folder. As files circulate through email and across servers, descriptive and consistent naming conventions can increase … Continue reading

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