Records management is a systematic approach to handling records, paperwork, and information.
It views records in a “life-cycle” from their creation through their deposition. It aims to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of records maintenance, thus increasing productivity in local government operations.
- How can a local government start a records management program?
- What are the component parts of such a program and how are they related to each other?
- What is the relationship of records management to an archives?
Disclaimer: The information in this leaflet is basically sound and certainly pertains to the historical collections any local government might be tripping over. But the leaflet devotes only a thin paragraph on page 8 to “machine readable” records, and that term is long since eclipsed by the term “e-records.”