What is RIMS?
The Records & Information Management Service -- or RIMS -- provides generic and bespoke guidance on management issues related to all formats of record.
A record is a physical or electronic document that provides evidence of business activity. Every University staff member manages records to some extent. Your department might deal with, among other types, administrative, fiscal, legal, or research records.
RIMS will help you create reliable records, locate and understand your records, and ensure that you are properly maintaining them for an appropriate amount of time.
The appropriate management of information is essential for efficient administration, effective corporate governance, and compliance with external and legal requirements.
Our remit covers all range of records and information management topics. For further information, please consult our Good Practice Guides or contact RIMS directly.
Records Retention Schedules
A records retention schedule is key to successful records management. The retention schedule is a tool that tells you how long to keep your records, and what to do with them when they are no longer needed in the office.
RIMS works with your department to create a bespoke records retention schedule.
University Records Centre
The University Records Centre provides inexpensive long-term storage for records that are required for administrative, legal, fiscal, or historical purposes, but no longer needed in the office.
Use of the URC requires an agreed and approved retention schedule.