Five key points
Good records management practice:
- Helps you to do your job better: it supports ease and efficiency of working because you can find the information you need, when you need it.
- Protects you and the University: it provides evidence of people's rights and entitlements, and shows what the University did and why it did it.
- Saves you time by ensuring you can find the information you need easily
- Reduces costs, particularly space costs, by ensuring you don't keep any more records than you have to, and that you know when you can delete or destroy them
- Gives you records you can rely on, both by helping you to find the appropriate version and, by giving records a high value as evidence if they are needed in a court of law.
For further advice, contact your local practitioner or the Records Management Section.
This article was published on Jun 27, 2012