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Introduction to Records and Information Management for State and Local Governments

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) created this narrated PowerPoint presentation as an introduction to basic records management.

The presentation requires Adobe’s free ShockWave player, which is a browser plug-in. If you encounter problems with the SWF file, read Technical Issues below for solutions.

Technical Issues

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 occurring.

Following the simple steps will allow you to test the hyperlinks.