Museum and Library Records UK

Description of Business Function

The functions of managing museums, art galleries, archives and libraries.

Basis of Retention and Disposition

For available national guidance, including the work of the Renaissance project, please see the Retention Rules section below.

Please also see the General Business category of the wiki.

Retention Rules Per Record Type

General Guidance

The Renaissance London, Information and Records Management Project 2007-2012, provided a generic retention schedule based on the Geffrye File Plan http://www.museuminfo-records.org.uk/docs/sample_records_retention_schedule.doc.

There is some Retention and appraisal guidance published by SCAM: Standing Conference on Archives and Museums at http://www.archivesandmuseums.org.uk/scam/Infosheet5.htm

Please also see the Disposal and Retention Schedule for the Northern Ireland Library Authority (Libraries NI) http://www.librariesni.org.uk/AboutUs/OurOrg/Policies%20and%20Procedures/Disposal_and_Retention_of_Records_Schedule_2012.pdf

Society Of Museum Archaeologists documents on the Selection, Retention and Dispersal of Archaeological Collections http://www.socmusarch.org.uk/docs/selectionretentiondispersalofcollections1.pdf

Accession and Inventory

Curatorial Research

Education

Enquiries from the public

Events and Exhibitions

Fundraising, Sponsors, Donors

Inventory Management

Loan out files

Members and Visitors

Volunteers

Document published by Volunteer Now on the Retention of Volunteer Personal Information http://volunteernow.co.uk/fs/doc/publications/retention-of-volunteer-data-info-sheet.pdf

Citations and References

Please also see Accounting records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_accounting.pdf

Please also see Buildings records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_buildings.pdf

Please also see Contractual records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_contractual.pdf

Please also see Employee records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_personnel.pdf

Please also see Internal audit records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_internal_audit.pdf

Please also see Press and public relations records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_press.pdf

Please also see Information management records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_info_management.pdf

Please also see Complaints records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_complaints.pdf

Please also see Projects records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_projects.pdf

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