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Under the authority of the Virginia Public Records Act, the Records Analysis Section at the Library of Virginia assists state and local government in ensuring that public records are maintained and available throughout their life cycle.

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A fast and efficient response is needed to ensure records damaged by water, fire, or a natural disaster, can be preserved.  As soon as you are aware of a records emergency, please contact the appropriate Library of Virginia staff member for assistance.

Code of Virginia

The code of Virginia is the statutory law of Virginia, and consists of the codified legislation of the Virginia General Assembly.  The 1950 Code of Virginia is the revision currently in force.

Virginia Administrative Code

The Virginia Administrative Code contains the permanent regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Regulations have the force of law and are written and administered by state agencies as authorized by the General Assembly.


The Virginia state government is comprised of elected officials, and state employees.  They seek input from citizens and strive for transparency while working to carry out the goals established for the Commonwealth by the Council on Virginia's Future.


Virginia Public Records Act

The General Assembly intended this chapter to establish a single body of law applicable to all public officers and employees on the subject of public records management and preservation and to ensure that the procedures used to manage and preserve public records will be uniform throughout the Commonwealth.

Virginia Freedom of Information Act

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted July 1, 1968.  The statute ensures citizen access, with certain exceptions, to records and meetings of state and local government.  FOIA encourages cooperation between citizens and government representatives, and it voids local government ordinances that conflict with the provisions.

Virginia Coalition for Open Government is a nonprofit alliance that is formed to promote expanded access to government records, meetings and other proceedings at the state and local level.  Their efforts are focused solely on local/state information access.

The Virginia Association of Museums serves as the resource network of the Virginia and District of Columbia museum community through education, technical assistance, and advocacy.

Virginia Museum Emergency Response Teams

The Virginia Museum Emergency Response Teams is a statewide team of professionals who are volunteers willing to mobilize within hours of a call to provide triage and salvage assistance statewide.  This team is effective when an entire region has been struck by disaster, such as a hurricane, and it is important to receive assistance from outside of the area.



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