Records Management


Definition: field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records. (ISO 15849-1:2001(E).

Activities within the management of the continuum of records of an organisation which facilitate the systematic capture, control, maintenance, dissemination and disposition of the records that organisation. Records management is primarily concerned with capturing complete, accurate and reliable documentation of organisational activity for current purposes

Benefits of Records Management
Records management governs the practice both of records managers and of any person who creates or uses records in the course of their business activities. Records management in an organisation includes

a) setting policies and standards
b) assigning responsibilities and authorities
c) establishing and promulgating procedures and guidelines
d) providing a wide range of services relating to the management and use of records
e) designing, implementing and administering specialized systems for managing records and
f) integrating records management into business systems and processes

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