Glossary of Records Management Terms

Many words, acronyms, and phrases are used in discussions of records management, filing systems, human resources, and government agency and law enforcement recordkeeping. Some are unique to this realm, while others are more commonly used terms that have a unique meaning when used in a records management context. To help clarify these terms and concepts, we’ve compiled this set of terms and definitions related to records management and record lifecycle management.

Glossary Pages

Archive Records – Business Filing Systems
Business Process Consulting – Case File Management
Chain of Custody – Digital Records Management
Document Access – Document Workflow
Electronic Chain of Custody – Evidence Software
Federal Recordkeeping – Information Lifecycle Management
Law Enforcement Management – Police Records Software
Property and Evidence – Records Destruction
Records Information Management – Retention Software
RMS Project – Workflow