Better Information Practices

Improving Records and Information Management in the Public Service

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This book shares best practice in the design of better record management systems (including developing a Retention Schedule); shows a manual used by ministries and departments as an example and formulates guidelines for using a schedule and indexing.



Records Disposal

Disposal, or disposition, is the action taken on non-current records in accordance with an approved records retention schedule after all retention requirements have been met. Disposal is not synonymous with destruction; it can mean either destruction of the records or their transfer, in whole or in part, to Archives. Regular disposal of non-current records is necessary to avoid accumulation in registries, offices, records centres or other records storage areas of records that no longer have value to the public service organisation and to prevent loss of records of continuing value.


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