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Missouri Electronic Records Education and Training Initiative (MERETI)


Records Laws and Codes

Laws and Codes pertaining to State Records may be found in the Missouri Revised Statutes and the Missouri Code of Regulations.



Internationally accepted standards can form a solid basis for a sound electronic records management program. Standards help ensure that all relevant factors have been considered when establishing or revising systems and procedures, and help achieve common understandings among parties with differing backgrounds and viewpoints. The following standards were discussed and recommended by the instructors during the MERETI workshop series.

State government employees may reference the standards at the Missouri State Library, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, 2nd Floor. Alternatively, all the listed standards may be purchased from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) at their on-line eStandards Store at

Program management:

ISO 15489-1:2001 Information and documentation - Records management - Part 1: General
ISO/TR 15489-2:2001 Information and documentation - Records management - Part2: Guidelines
ANSI/AIIM TR2-1998 Glossary of Document Technologies
ANSI/AIIM TR27-1996 Electronic Imaging Request for Proposal (RFP) Guidelines    ISBN 0892582227
ANSI/AIIM ARMA TR48-2004 Framework for Integration of Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems Technical Reports

Trustworthiness, Information Security:

ISO/IEC 17799:2005 Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information security management
ISO/TR 15801:2004 Electronic imaging - information stored electronically - Recommendations for trustworthiness and reliability

Fire Safety:

NFPA 232: Standard for the Protection of Records 2000 Edition
NFPA 232A: Guide for Fire Protection for Archives and Records Centers 1995 Edition
NFPA 75: Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment 2003 Edition

Vital Records, Disaster Recovery:

ANSI/ARMA 5-2003 Vital Records Programs: Identifying, Managing, and Recovering Business-Critical Records


Archives and Records Organizations:
AIIM Association for Information and Image Management
ARMA ARMA International (formerly Association of Records Managers and Administrators)
CoSA Council of State Archivists
NAGARA National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NARA Records Management
NARA Electronic Records Archive Project
NHPRC National Historical Publications and Records Commission


Standards Organizations:
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ISO International Organization for Standardization
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology


Business Process Organizations:
BPMI  Business Process Management Initiative
TAWPI  The Association for Work Process Improvement
WfMC Workflow Management Coalition


Industry Associations and Interest Groups:
FbIA Film-based Imaging Association
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies
SNIA Storage Network Industry Association


Technology Organizations::
IEEE  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
OASIS  Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OMG Object Management Group
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
W3C World Wide Web Consortium


Guidelines and Other Resources