With the pending M-19-21/M-23-07 deadlines* NARA will no longer accept transfers of permanent or temporary records in analog formats and will accept records only in electronic format and with appropriate metadata. To meet M-19-21/M-23-07* compliance requirements, federal agencies will be required to:
- Manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format, and all permanent records must also include appropriate metadata.
- Manage all temporary records in an electronic format or store them in commercial records storage facilities.
- Digitize permanent records in analog formats before transfer to NARA.