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What Is Records Management

 
 

Florida’s Public Records Law is one of the most open public records laws in the country, and is a model for other states. Florida has had some form of a public records law since 1909, and is recognized nationally for the leadership role taken regarding public records and accessibility to public information.

The primary concern of records management is the efficient, effective, and economical management of public records and information. Proper records management ensures that information is available when and where it is needed, in an organized and efficient manner, and in an appropriate environment.

Records management seeks to manage and control records throughout their life cycle, from their creation and distribution, through their filing and usage, to their storage, and ultimately to their final disposal or archives, or permanent retention.

Records Graph: Creation, Disposal, Storage, Usage