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Celebrate Electronic Records Day on 10.10!

  OCTOBER 10, 2014
What is Electronic Records Day?
E-records Day is a day to raise awareness among government agencies, related professional organizations, the general public and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in our world. Now in its third year, E-records day was created by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) as part of their State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI). Last year the Society of American Archivists joined CoSA in its promotional efforts, and this year we want YOU to help spread the word as well!

How can I participate?

  • Use ALL your networks to help raise stakeholder awareness of important e-records issues
  • Spread the word through social media channels
  • Do a special post on your blog
  • Engage the public in a presentation on risks to digital content
  • Start a dialog with other entities in your area that work with e-records on a daily basis
  • Host a workshop on good digital preservation practices
Need a starting point?
SERI’s Advocacy and Awareness subcommittee has prepared some sample releases for interested groups to use, including “10 reasons why electronic records need special attention” and tips for how government agencies can better manage their e-records. If you have questions, want to offer suggestions or need copies of promotional materials, please contact Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist, at jcorridan at

New Treasures at the Indiana State Archives

Plat of Broad Ripple Town, north of the Central Canal. (Click for high resolution) History of Broad Ripple, Indiana

The town of Broad Ripple (image on right) was platted by Jacob Coil (or Coyle) in April, 1837, on land he purchased from Jacob McKay and John Colip. It was located north of the Central Canal which had just started to be constructed.

South of the canal the town of Wellington (image below) was platted in May, 1837, by James and Adam Nelson.

The rivaling towns joined together in 1884 with the establishment of one post office, called Broad Ripple, and located south of the canal. Broad Ripple Village was annexed to the city of Indianapolis in 1922.

The Broad Ripple plat, north of the canal, is bounded by the current streets of Westfield, 64th Street, Carrollton, and the Sugar Bob Lane alley. The area of Wellington shown on the plat maps is bounded by the current streets of Westfield, Winthrop, Broad Ripple Avenue, and Guilford.

Plat of Wellington, south of the Central Canal. (Click for high resolution)

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About ICPR

Under Director and State Archivist Jim Corridan, the Indiana Commission on Public Records (ICPR) assists State and local governments in the cost-effective, efficient and secure management of governmental records.