The denomination’s national agencies, synods, presbyteries, and congregations create and use large quantities of records in their daily work. These records contain the information that enables governing bodies to function and to fulfill their legal, fiscal, and administrative responsibilities. These records also serve as the primary, documentary evidence that is part of the collective memory of the Church‘s history.
A records management program will:
The staff of the Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to help congregations, presbyteries, synods, and national offices and agencies find more efficient and less expensive ways of managing and storing information and of getting rid of it when it is no longer useful. We also provide advice on the best methods for preserving records of permanent value.
- Help your staff control the creation, storage and length of time needed to keep your records.
- Provide an orderly and systematic destruction of non-permanent records that meets legal, fiscal, historical, and administrative requirements.
- Reduce costs associated with the storage of non-current (less frequently used) records.
- Improve retrieval of non-current records.
- Identify records to retain permanently because of their legal, administrative, or historic nature.
- Insure that valuable records are protected from premature deterioration and/or destruction.