UBC Library PARC is making record management savings

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last fall, UBC launched an initiative to move all records from our external records storage supplier, Iron Mountain, to the new on-campus Library Preservation and Archives (Library PARC). This move has already provided substantial cost savings to Faculties and Departments.

For example, together with RMO, in less than 4 months, over 3,300 boxes tied to the Finance & Operations portfolio have been either safely destroyed or transferred to Library PARC. The estimated savings are a minimum of $9,000 per year in storage costs alone.

You can help your department participate in the savings. Arrange to move your records from Iron Mountain to Library PARC before November 1st, 2017 and all costs to move records will be absorbed by the Records Management Office.

The moving process is straightforward and starts with a short conversation with Alan Doyle, University Records Manager, or email to records.management@ubc.ca.