FAQ Records Management
The primary benchmark for creating and managing electronic records in office environments which is endorsed by the National Archives and Records Service is contained in the suite of publications Principles and Functional Requirements for Records in Electronic Office Environments adopted by the International Council on Archives in 2008. Module 2 of these publications, Guidelines and Functional Requirements for Electronic Records Management Systems (website link: http://www.ica.org/en/node/38970) relates to structured records systems such as those in which records are managed according to a file plan. A product that complies with these standards or those contained in the European Commission’s
The National Archives and Records Service requires governmental bodies to implement and maintain Integrated Document and Records Management Solutions that provide as a minimum the following records management functionality:
· managing a corporate file plan according to which records are filed;
The National Archives and Records Service of SA does not offer training in records management. Training courses in records management are offered by universities and private service providers on different levels. SAQUA accredited courses are recommended.