Archives and Records Monthly Tips

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To: The Archdiocesan Pastoral Communique
From: Kevin L. Brown, Records Analyst, Office of Archives and Records

The Office of Archives and Records is introducing a “Monthly Archives and Records Tip” in the Pastoral Communique. In anticipation for our Chancery “Shred Day” later in the summer, here are a few tips regarding records.

Records Tip

How do I determine what to name a record?

Whether naming electronic or hard-copy records it is important to include a reference to the date, office, ministry, type, and/or personnel when applicable. These lists of Abbreviations for File Names and Standard Names of Offices, Ministries, & Agencies are great helps for creating file names.