Information Compliance

Records Management Guidance

The University's Records Management Policy is a commitment to take proper care of the records it holds. The following guidance shows how to apply records management good practice. If you cannot find what you are looking for or would like to ask a question please contact us.

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The guidance (including relevant policies) is grouped into staff requirements for records management as per our Records Management Policy

Accessible & usable

  • Keeping records in systems that enable records to be stored and retrieved as necessary.
  • Knowing what records are held and where they are, and ensuring that they remain usable for as long as they are required.

University of Kent Guidance

Guidance Source Description
Open Access Policy Kent Open access (OA) is free online access to the outputs of publicly funded research. This means allowing unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed research outputs, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

External guidance

Guidance Source Description
Managing digital records TNA This advice shows how the accessiblity of records can be improved by establishing a filing structure, naming conventions, version control and disposal procedures.
Managing your email JISC The ease of email creation and distribution, combined with the sheer volume of messages that staff are expected to deal with can lead to problems accessing and using useable. This guidance advises on how to 'tame' your mailbox.
What is records management? JISC An introduction to records management and why it is impoartant.




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Last Updated: 19/10/2017