Policy and Recommendations



In this section you will find detailed recommendations for your information management. For even more guidance, please check out the Practical Help and Training sections of our website.

The University of Illinois receives and generates a large amount of information every year in various formats such as paper documents, electronic files, and photographs. Consequently, University offices seek to manage and store this material until its business use expires and it can be disposed of, or be transferred to the University Archives.

The key to better information management is to make it part of an ongoing business process so that records are appropriately stored, transferred, and disposed of as a normal course of business, not simply when space runs out or when staff retires. Doing so will reduce the costs and burdens caused by systems or space limitations and by staff turn-over.