Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Electronic Records



Kentucky law defines public records as "all books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, disks, diskettes, recordings, and other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which are prepared, owned, used, in the possession of or retained by a public agency" ​(KRS 171.410 (1​)). Records management standards and principles apply to all forms of recorded information, from creation to final disposition, regardless of the medium in which the records are created or stored. Information in electronic recordkeeping systems must remain accessible to the appropriate parties, until the all the legal, fiscal, and administrative retention periods have been met, in the same way as physical records.

Below are KDLA created resources offering guidance and support to state and local government agencies in managing the agency's electronic records.

Electronic Records M​anagement

Email Manag​​ement​

Digital Imagi​​ng

Digitization Ven​​dors

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives does not endorse any digitization company. KDLA provides this list of digitization vendors for state agencies' convenience. These vendors have requested to be added to the list and assert that they have capability in all respects to perform fully the services offered, and the integrity and reliability which will assure good faith performance.

For vendors interested in being added to the list, please contact the Electronic Records Branch staff by email:

Electronic Recor​​​ds Working Group Guidance

The following guidance was authored by the interagency Electronic Records Working Group (ERWG). It has been approved by the State Archives and Records Commission.

Visit the Electronic Records Working Group​​ page​​ to view the ERWG meeting schedule, charter, and member information.

​Email Man​age​​ment

Records Managem​​ent


  • Contact for training opportunities in all areas listed above!
  • Any state employee may sign up for KDLA's Records Management Training on Policies and Procedures offered multiple times through the year. To sign up, log into MyPurpose > Learning > Learner Home > Search for Session > “KDLA Records Management: Policies and Procedures" > Request.​


Reach out to the Branch staff for any additional electronic records management questions:​

(502) 564-1707​