Records Management and Storage
Records Management (RM), also known as records and information management or RIM, is the professional practice of managing the records of an organization throughout their life cycle, from the time they are created to their eventual disposal. This includes identifying, classifying, storing, securing, retrieving, tracking and destroying or permanently preserving records.
While there are many purposes of and benefits to records management, a key feature of records is their ability to serve as evidence of an event. Proper records management can help preserve this feature of records. Records must be identified and managed, regardless of their form.