L.N. Varlamova, Russian State University for the Humanities, All-Russian Archival Science and Records Management Research Institute (VNIIDAD)

Records Management Standardization in Russia: Role of VNIIDAD

Abstract: The standard is a universal tool of regulatory base development in any sphere of activity, including new technologies and best practices, regulation of processes and requirements. Russia has always been one of the leaders in standardization of records management and documentary support of management. Our country has been actively involved in this sphere of activity for many decades, starting from unification of specific types of documents to creating and countrywide implementation of the unified specialized state system of work with documents (Unified State Recordkeeping system and later State System for Documentation Support of Management). The All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute for Records and Archives Management (VNIIDAD) has a leading role in this process. For the last 10 years the Institute has made a great success in national and international standardization in records management. T e author presents her vision of the ways and perspectives in development of this process in Russia.

Keywords: records management, recordkeeping, documentation support of management, standardization, VNIIDAD, national standard.