Program History and Goals


Records management at Emory began as a pilot project initiated by the Office of the Provost in March 1995. Information gathered during the project indicated that all areas of the University would benefit from the implementation of an on-going, systematic records management program. In February 1996, the Records and Information Management program was established to continue the pilot project's work on a part-time basis. In September 1999, Emory University hired its first full-time records manager.


Emory strives to have an effective records management program that will:

  • Develop a network of employees trained and knowledgeable on records management procedures
  • Identify and protect essential business records
  • Reduce liability risks by keeping records according to retention schedules
  • Reduce the volume of records by destroying those that have reached the end of their retention period
  • Increase the efficiency of office operations through better storage and retrieval systems
  • Reduce costs for equipment, supplies, and space