Clearing Out Legacy Electronic Records

Written by the Records Management Section at the University of Edinburgh, this guide is intended for anyone who has a sizeable collection of old electronic records, such as tens of thousands of e-mails or records stored on a shared or personal drive, on tapes, CDs, floppy disks, optical drives or the EUCS archive system. It is a practical step-by-step guide to how to clear out these records, including shortcuts and issues to consider when deciding whether or not to throw the records away.

Last reviewed: 
23 February, 2012