Records Management

What is Records Management?

Records Management is the systematic control of all records from creation to destruction. A "record" is defined as anything you receive or create as part of your work. This includes paper, electronic, electronic media and microform versions of material. A complete definition can be found at M.S. 138.17 subdivision 1.

For more information about Records Management, please view the "Records Managment @ MSU" document.

Why do Records Management?

It's required by the laws of the State of Minnesota.
As a government entity, Minnesota State University, Mankato is subject to the following Minnesota records management statutes:

A records management program is an important feature of any organization. It can help the organization save money, time and space through effective management of records. Contact the Archives (archives@mnsu.edu) for your records managment needs.

Records Management