Whilst all records are information, not all information is a record. In this section we will therefore analyse what are the unique properties that separate records from more generic sources of information or data and as a result what is required to produce good, reliable records.
The contents of this section build on and augment the information provided in the Information Lifecycle – Creation strand and should be considered in this light. What this section attempts to do is build on the general good practice guidance on information creation covered previously and look specifically at the additional requirements for creating good records.
As such it will be of use to those tasked with managing records within the institution, quality managers, auditors and those responsible for the design of new systems and processes.