Wrap Up

There you have it. 11 different topics to get you more prepared for proper records management and the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. From What is a Record to Protection of Privacy to Storage, there is certainly more than meets the eye when it comes to records management.

Why Records Management

Records management is crucial to all organizations: unless records are managed efficiently, it is not possible to conduct business, to account for what has happened in the past or to make decisions about the future.

Despite decades of using various non-paper storage media, the amount of paper in the offices of UNB continues to escalate. An effective records management program addresses both creation control and records retention, stabilizing the growth of records.

Time spent searching for missing or misfiled records is non-productive. A good records management program can help the University upgrade its record keeping systems so that information retrieval is enhanced, with corresponding improvements in office efficiency and productivity. A well designed and operating filing system with an effective index can facilitate retrieval and deliver information to users as quickly as they need it.

A University's files contains its institutional memory, an irreplaceable asset that is often overlooked. Every business day, you create the records which could become background data for future management decisions and planning.

Thanks for reading! And good luck in any future records management or RTIPPA endeavors.