Records management is the systematic control of records throughout their lifecycle -- from their creation or receipt to their disposal or transfer to the College Archives. Being mindful of the records we create and how we manage them ensures that records of enduring historical, administrative, legal, or fiscal value are captured and preserved. It also allows for the timely destruction of records that are non-essential so that we may minimize litigation risks, reduce operating costs, and improve organization.
To better serve Bryn Mawr College’s records management needs, our guidelines and policies help to identify and classify permanent and non-permanent records, to establish a robust management plan for those records, and recommend solutions for storage/disposal and digital preservation concerns. The College Archivist serves as an advisor to support College-wide records management solutions, with all College employees being responsible for managing the records in their custody.