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about records management services

Records Management Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assists university offices and departments in managing records from their creation to their eventual disposal or preservation.

The mission of Records Management Services at the University of North Carolina is threefold:

  • To provide guidance to UNC campus offices and departments in organizing current records, disposing of unnecessary records, and transferring records of historical or legal significance to University Archives. This includes the management of digital files, email, and confidential records;
  • To identify records of permanent value that document the university's history or serve as evidence of its activities;
  • To ensure university compliance with state and federal regulations governing public records. (Click here to access the North Carolina Public Records Law.)

background

Records Management Services has existed as a part of University Archives since 2002. The scheduling of records began as early as 1985 and a formal records management program was instituted in 1991 with a grant from the National Historical and Public Records Commission. Initially, the records management program was part of the Office of the Provost, but due to budget cuts in late 2001, the position of University Records Manager was transferred to University Archives.

For access to the records currently held within University Archives, please view our collections.

As an institutional archives, we are interested in the acquisition of unpublished records. For information regarding your department's published material, please contact the North Carolina Collection.

 

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