The Importance Of Records Management

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15489 (2001) explained records management as the field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including the processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of an information about business activities and transactions in the form of records. Records management is very essential as it helps individuals, organizations, and academic institutions to work effectively, efficiently and serves as the hub in information management. Records management therefore is an important function of an organization. ISO 15489 (2001) opined that good and proper recordkeeping is evidence of a well-governed organization and should be seen as an integral part of, rather than incidental to, any business. In terms of strengthening corporate governance and promoting good management practices, the merits of sharing good records management practices is obvious to its organizations (Government Records Service, 2011). Irrespective of the importance of records management in universities or organizations, Atulomah (2011) and Ajewole (2001) agreed that there are lot of problems and constraints of records management in Nigeria which is not centered on records and information per se but with those having interface and interactions with the two vital resources. The act of managing university records by record managers has posed a serious threat to the

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