RecordsManagement_Introduction

Of all national assets, archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.”
        Sir Arthur G. Doughty
        Dominion Archivist, Canada, 1904-1935

 

What is the Records Management?

Records Management is the documentation of an event. Events can include official decisions, change requests, the hiring of an employee, medical records, etc. Events vary widely and may or may not be fall under federal regulations as required by Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C. §§ 3101 et seq., as codified in 36 CFR 1220-1238.1. Records Management is the central effort of establishing, creating, maintaining, implementing, and controlling records.

For the purpose of this presentation, RM (Records Management) will be broken into three parts: the Records Management Fundamentals, the Records Management Process, and the Record Management Systems.

 

What is a record?

It is necessary to understand what is a record and the difference between a record and a document. See the presentation below and learn about these topics, including examples of each one:

 

 

Why is the Records Management important?

Records Management is a critical function in ensuring that proper event documentation is maintained for legal and business purposes. Click on each spot below and learn what RM provides and why it is necessary: