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National Archives tilts towards a paperless (and PDF) future

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For NARA and (in principle) for all US Federal agencies, paper is officially going obsolete (for records-keeping) in 2022.


Author: PDF Association
Date: October 3, 2017

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National Archives tilts towards a paperless (and PDF) future

FCW logo“The National Archives and Records Administration plans to stop accepting non-electronic records submissions from agencies by the end of 2022.”

Although they will, of course, continue to curate their non-electronic (paper) holdings indefinitely, NARA has now set a deadline by which Federal agencies should have organized their records suitable for electronic transfer and access.

Read the article in FCW.

Read NARA’s new Draft National Archives Strategic Plan.

PDF Day Washington DC, to be held January 29, 2018 at NARA’s Archives 1, will address this subject.