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Introduction to Records and Information Management for State and Local Governments

Screenshot of IPER presentation Intro screen - links to IPER presentation

This 90 minute narrated PowerPoint presentation was created as part of the Council of State Archivists’ “Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER)” project. Watch the presentation as a simple introduction to Records Management or to prepare for the IPER webinars or face-to-face training.


Connecticut municipalities and executive department agencies please note:    The training presentation states that retention schedules are the final legal authority for disposal of public records.  Pursuant to CGS sec. 7-109 and CGS sec. 11-8a, municipalities and executive department agencies must receive written permission from the Office of the Public Records Administrator and the State Archivist prior to destroying any records. 

Technical Issues

Please be patient when downloading the file. It is a large file, and depending on your connection and network system, it may take a few minutes to download. The entire file must be downloaded before the presentation will play.

When testing the presentation with the files on your computer's hard drive, you may encounter an error message when you first begin regarding your computer's Flash player security. You are given the option to click "OK" or "Settings". If you simply click "OK", you will not be able to test the hyperlinks because Flash player will not launch links from files on your computer without changing the security settings. See the following websites (below) for the solution to this problem and a further explanation of what is occuring. Following the simple steps will allow you to test the hyperlinks.

You will need to copy the hyperlink address to your browser's address bar.

This SWF file and above documentation are posted for the convenience of the Archives and Records Management Community. The Connecticut State Library cannot provide technical assistance. Please contact the Council of State Archivists at the above-linked website for technical or content help.