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This is an annotated list of of web sites with content relating to government records and archives and include information in the following areas.


Minnesota Government

Minnesota Department of Administration

The Minnesota Department of Administration offers business management and administration services to the executive branch of Minnesota's state government. Additionally, the Department of Administration provides government agencies with the resources needed to carry out their services and meet legislative agendas.

Minnesota Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature web site offers citizens and government officials access to Minnesota Laws, Rules and Statutes, as well as the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate.

North Star

North Star is a web site designed to provide citizen-focused, user-friendly, accessible, organized access to Minnesota government information and services. In addition to helping government by offering improved access to government information and delivery of services through the use of information technology. Available on the site are links to directories of government officials, government offices, and a Minnesota government search engine.

Minnesota Organizations

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) International Minnesota Chapter

The Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Information and Image Management International is an organization for users and providers of document and information management technology. The web site includes the history of the chapter, a calendar of events and newsletter highlights.

Association of Metropolitan Municipalities (AMM)
http://www.amm145.org/ (as of 12/22/2008 this domain was up for renewal)

The Association of Metropolitan Municipalities was organized to serve as the primary representative of all metropolitan cities on metropolitan and statewide issues with unique metropolitan significance. The AMM web site provides news updates, information on the AMM committees and links to the Minnesota Legislature.

Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)

The Association of Minnesota Counties is a voluntary statewide organization (all 87 counties are currently members) created to provide effective county governance by offering management, membership and intergovernmental relations services to county officials. The AMC web site offers County information, legislative services, information on meetings and events, and publications.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) International Twin Cities Chapter

The Twin Cities Chapter of ARMA has over 250 members and includes practitioners, educators, consultants, and vendors from a diverse variety of industries such as banking, insurance, utility, legal, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. The goal of the Twin Cities Chapter of ARMA is to promote and enhance the professionalism of Records and Information Management (RIM) through educational programs, technical publications, legislative and industry committees, local and international conferences, and career advancement opportunities.

League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)

The League of Minnesota Cities works with diverse municipal groups to provide a collective voice for member cities. The LMC offers such services as advocacy, education, information, products and consultation. The web site has links to legislative issues, publications, conferences and training.

Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums (MALHM)

The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums seeks "to nurture and encourage an appreciation of the local history of the state of Minnesota by providing the structure to foster collaborative local history projects, communicate curatorial and educational information, and encourage professionalism among local and specialized historical organizations in Minnesota." The alliance regularly sponsors workshops around the state and holds an annual conference.

Minnesota Association of Museums (MAM)

The Minnesota Association of Museums is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide a forum for individuals who work in and with museums throughout the state. Its goals are: to foster and encourage communication among museum professionals in Minnesota; to increase the visibility of MAM and promote Minnesota museums as a public resource for learning and recreation; and to provide educational opportunities and training for museum staff, both paid and volunteer. Also available on the MAM web site are contacts for professional historical, museum, and archival organizations in Minnesota.

Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO)

The Minnesota Association of School business Officials provides development, both professional and personal, for school business officials.

Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT)

The Minnesota Association of Townships is a voluntary membership organization of organized townships and elected township officers which provides educational, training, and technical services for township officers.

Minnesota Government Records and Information Network (MN GRIN)

The Minnesota Government Records and Information Network is a forum for the exchange of information among individuals and agencies interested in government records and information management. The MN GRIN web site offers information about the group's monthly meetings.

Minnesota Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers' Association (MCFOA)

The Minnesota Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers' Association provides education and training resources and opportunities for city clerks and finance officers. The MCFOA web site includes contact information for board members and regional vice presidents, a list of upcoming events, a membership list, newsletters, past meeting minutes, and forms. The General Records Retention Schedule for Cities (updated March 2008) is hosted on the MCFOA web site.

Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)

The Minnesota School Boards Association exists to support, promote and enhance the work of local school boards. The MSBA web site offers member services, manuals, what's new and governmental relations information.

State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)

The Minnesota State Historical Records Advisory Board is the statewide advisory body for historical records planning and preservation in Minnesota. Available on the web site are a statement of priorities and past grant recipients.

Western Area City County Cooperative (WACCO)

WACCO is a government cooperative consisting of 25 city and 10 county governments in west central Minnesota. It was formed in 1993 to share equipment, as well as to cut costs through cooperative purchasing and regional training.

International Organizations

International Council on Archives (ICA)

The ICA is the professional organization for the world archival community, dedicated to the preservation, development and use of the world's archival heritage. Available on the ICA web site are related links, documents and agreements, publications, and a What's New section.

National Organizations

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The American National Standards Institute provides standards information and publications, for example, guidelines on paper permanence and imaging materials.

Council of State Archivists (CoSA)

The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC) is an organization representing State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs) in each state, the District of Columbia, and the territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Available on the COSHRC web site is its Archives Resource Center, which includes education resources, and state archives and records management resources.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. NARA provides information on Federal regulations, records management, and records management publications.

National Association of Counties (NACo)

NACo is a national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Services include legislative, research, and technical as well as public affairs assistance to its members. The association acts as a liaison with other levels of government, works to improve public understanding of counties, serves as a national advocate for counties, and provides them with resources to help them find innovative methods to meet the challenges they face.

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA)

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators represents the government records community in national issues that impact records management and archival programs. The NAGARA web site provides access to member web sites, including national and state archives.

Professional Organizations

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) provides leadership, service, and support for its members, who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American Society. The AASLH web site provides related links, publications, membership, and workshop information.

Association for Information and Image Management International (AIIM)

The Association for Information and Image Management International is an organization for users and providers of document and information management technology. Publications are available to order online on various topics including document management, information storage and retrieval, and standards.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators International (ARMA)

The Association of Records Managers and Administrators International is a non-profit association for information management professionals. The web site provides on-line information on records management, home study courses, and professional resources on archives management, electronic records management, and records centers.

Midwest Archives Conference

MAC is the nation's largest regional professional association for archivists. The MAC region is the twelve heartland states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. However, MAC has individual and institutional members from over 30 other states and five other nations, and more are always welcome. The MAC web site has information on publications, memberships, scholarships, and conferences.

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

The Society of American Archivists is an organization directed toward those who use archival materials and those who are responsible for the material's care, organization and management. Publications are available to order from the web site.


July 15, 2008; links updated January 21, 2009