Corporate Records Management

Authored by: Barbara M. Cross , Barbara E. Nye

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043548

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Abstract

Records management is the discipline used by corporations to ensure management principles are systematically applied to the recorded information created, received, and used in the normal course of business operations. The corporate records management program uses established records management methods and practices to reduce costs associated with recordkeeping, provide efficient access to and retrieval of business information, help to protect information critical to the business, and overall bring recognized value to the corporation. Corporations deal with increasingly complex recordkeeping requirements due to the continued growth of electronic records as well as legal and compliance issues. Corporations face records management issues that government entities may not as they comply with international laws and regulations, civil litigation and the impact of electronic discovery, and mergers and acquisitions.

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