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General Information About Records & Information Management (RIM)


Regardless of private, public, or non-profit status, records and information management is inextricably linked with an organization's mission. The informational assets generated in the normal course of business are the only way that an organization can know what it has done and effectively plan what it will do in the future.

Consequently, as a key resource in any operation, it is essential that records be created, organized, secured, maintained, and used in a way that effectively supports the activity of that organization, including:

  • Facilitating and sustaining day-to-day operations
  • Supporting predictive activities such as budgeting and planning
  • Assisting in answering questions about past decisions and activities
  • Demonstrating and documenting compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards