Collection Development Statement
Records Management

Records Management is the systematic control of information from creation or receipt, through processing and use, until final disposition, either destruction or placement into an archive. Rutgers University is committed to developing a comprehensive records management program which will increase productivity, establish the length of time each department must retain its records, and ensure that the university retains records for legally required records retention periods.

The primary purpose of Records Management, stated in simple terms is "fewer and better records"

To that end, the objectives in managing records are:

All records management services should be coordinated through the University Records Management Coordinator. The Records Coordinator is part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

The Records Coordinator is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive records management program. This program goals and objectives include:

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