Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Records Preservation


Legal Fram​​​ework

  • KRS 171.450
  • 725 KAR 1:040 Collection and distribution of reports and publications. This administrative regulation establishes collection and distribution procedures for reports and publications.


  • File Formats Guide outlines several different types of file formats for electronic records and the issues surrounding the different types.
  • File Format Matrix table of recommended long-term file formats for state government agencies
  • PDF Transfer Guidelines a supplement to the Transfer Guidelines prescribes the technical procedure for transferring​ PDF files to KDLA


KDLA is​​ looking to offer training tools and opportunities in the coming months. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming training.