Archives and Special Collections in the Archer Library is leading the development and implementation of a University-wide RIM program in partnership with University units. This includes policies, procedures and a set of comprehensive tools called records classification and retention schedules which are used to classify/file records, assign official ownership/responsibility to specific areas on campus and provide guidance on how long records need to be retained before destruction or transfer to the Archives.
What is RIM?
RIM is the systematic organization and appropriate disposition of paper and electronic records in a way that facilitates accountability, accessibility and institutional identity.
Why should RIM matter to you?
When RIM tools and procedures are properly applied, they facilitate:
In accordance with the Records and Information Management Policy (GOV-070-005), Archives and Special Collections is responsible for:
The RIM program operates in conjunction with Archives and Special Collections. Archives and Special Collections preserves, promotes, and provides access to the recorded academic and cultural heritage of the University of Regina.
The archival collection consists of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. It also includes private papers in various areas with a specific focus on the visual arts, journalism, and Saskatchewan literature. Archives and Special Collections maintains oURspace, the open access institutional repository of the University of Regina.
Special Collections consists of published materials that are rare, valuable, or have particular cultural and historical importance. The subject coverage of this collection is fairly broad but certain areas, such as western Canadian and Saskatchewan history, are emphasized.