The records management process helps to ensure that historically significant records, including electronic records, are smoothly transferred to archives for permanent preservation. Maintaining communication with the record creators and managers increases effectiveness and reduces costs by ensuring that the records are efficiently transferred and retrieved.

We provide further advice on managing records in our information and records management section.

The Renaissance London Information and Records Management Project has produced a number of toolkits and guides for staff developing information or records management. Although targeted at museum staff, the principles are applicable for other non record management specialists.

Managing electronic records

Our essential records management page provides guidance on how you can manage electronic records in the absence of any supporting infrastructure such as an electronic records management system (ERMS). The Digital Continuity Service can be used by the public sector to help keep valuable digital information usable over time.

View also our page on digital collections.