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Retaining and Archiving Records 

06-01-2018 01:45 PM

There’s a good discussion of what records to keep, why, and for how long in Evan H. Shu, FAIA, “Retaining and Archiving Records,” Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th ed. (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2008), pp. 445–57. Uploaded here with permission.

See the Records Management for Architecture Firms: A Resource Guide for more detail including:

  • What is records management, and why should we care about it?
  • How long must a firm keep our records?
  • Is there a system we can use to organize our records?
  • How do we save electronic files?
  • How can our firm create an archives program?

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