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ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's archives (D1). (N1)

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For managing archives centres and other facilities where archives are stored and made available to researchers, use ESTATE MANAGEMENT and/or FACILITIES MANAGEMENT.

For providing archives-related services, add a Function 'ARCHIVES SERVICES' (using the framework in CORPORATE SERVICES or COMMERCIAL SERVICES, depending on the circumstances, as a starting point).

For managing collections of manuscripts which are not institutional archives (see Definition), use COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT.

Definitions

D1

Archives means records (see Records Management) which are preserved permanently because of the enduring value of the information they contain or the evidence they provide of the institution's functions and activities.

Notes

N1

This function covers the management of the institution's archives. It does NOT cover the management of the business units which are responsible for the archives or of the buildings/facilities where the archives are stored or made available to researchers.

 

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