Case Study On Records Management

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The study sought to assess the extent to which records management practices were aiding the effectiveness and efficiency of the NUST Department of Works. The aims and objectives were to establish strategies used to manage records in the NUST Department of Physical Planning Works and Estates and to explore methods used to preserve and conserve the department’s vital records just to mention a few. It was the assumption of the study that there is a near total collapse of records management systems at the NUST Department of Physical Planning and Works and that study was significant because the findings were going to be used by records students undertaking records management studies. The literature review maintains that an effective records management program anchor on a written records management policies, standards and procedures. The researcher used a case study research design where a single department of NUST was chosen for this study. The population of the research comprised of all NUST
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The section went on to explain that the researcher wanted to find a solution to the problems faced by the department as one of the reasons which motivated him to embark on this study. Before embarking on the research study the researcher assumed that records were not appraised or disposed at the Works Department which may lead to clogging of offices and storerooms. The scope of the study was explained as to assess the extent to which records management practices were aiding the effectiveness and efficiency of the NUST Department of Works while the aims and objectives were to establish strategies used to manage records in the NUST Department of Physical Planning Works and Estates and to explore methods used to preserve and conserve the department’s vital records among just to mention a
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