ERIC Number: ED344579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Records Management Officer in Local Government. Basic Records Management for Local Government, No. 2.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
This reports provides local governments with guidelines and suggestions for selecting a Records Management Officer to develop, organize, and direct a records management program. Such a program is described as an over-arching, continuing, administrative effort that manages recorded information from its initial creation to its final disposition. This includes disposing of obsolete records; setting up filing and indexing systems; using modern computer technology in information creation, manipulation, and storage; storing inactive records securely and cost effectively; microfilming selected paper records for security, ease of access, space consideration, and preservation of important information; overseeing the creation and use of forms, correspondence, and other records; and identifying, appraising, and preserving records of archival value. The benefits of appointing a Records Management Officer, the administrative relationships involved, and the responsibilities of the officer are discussed. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.
Note: For other guides in this series, see ED 342 368-370.