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Record Migration

Policy Code: 
Effective Date: 
July 1, 2004
Revision Number: 


Records will be provided to ensure business continuity and to meet business and regulatory requirements.


Record owners must provide a proven way to migrate electronic records to a format that can be accessed with available technology.


Stored records will be migrated as necessary to ensure access when needed.   


To all executive branch state agencies and institutions, excluding the institutions under the control of the board of higher education with respect to academic and research uses of information technology.


easily locate, view and print
document, book, paper, photograph, sound recording or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of official business. Library and museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes, extra copies of documents preserved only for convenience of reference and stocks of publications and of processed documents are not included within the definition of records.
Record Owner
State ownership - Property appropriated or dedicated - Property having no owner. The state is the owner of all property lawfully appropriated or dedicated to its own use and of all property of which there is no owner.(NDCC 47-10-01)


Refer to the EDMS Best Practices document.


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.


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