What is digitisation?
Digitisation is the process of converting hardcopy or non-digital records into digital formats. It can involve scanning or photographing an original source record.
What are the potential benefits and risks of digitisation?
Can I destroy original source records after they are digitised?
Important: Specific conditions must be met to authorise destruction of original source records after they have been digitised. These conditions are outlined in PROS 19/07 Converted or Digitised Records Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA).
Records and Information (R&I) can work with University business units to help determine and interpret the conditions outlined in the RDA.
For guidance about hardcopy records destruction, see Destruction of temporary records.