The University Archives selects, preserves, and makes accessible records of enduring administrative, fiscal, legal, and historic value to the University of Baltimore, and provides services to support the administrative, teaching, research, and service interests of the University.
To this end, the university archivist will:
- Select, appraise, preserve, and make accessible records of enduring value created by the University
- Provide information services to support University administrators in their duties
- Support research and teaching by encouraging use of the collection by the University community and the public
- Promote knowledge and understanding of the history, impact, programs, and goals of the University
- Offer records management consulting services to the University
The University Archives selects, preserves, and makes accessible records of enduring administrative, fiscal, legal, and historic value to the University of Baltimore.
Definition of University Records
A University Record is any information regardless of physical form or characteristics, which serves to document the organization, functions, policies, or other activities of the University. Any record produced or received by any agency or employee of the university in the transaction of University business becomes University property.
Selection Criteria for Collecting University Records
Only a small percentage of the documentation generated by the University has enduring archival value and is appropriate for transfer to the Archives. The transfer of university records is managed via transfer agreements developed by the office in question and the university archivist. Responsibility for managing active records resides with the office that generates or receives the records.