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Going Paperless: An Overview

As the University has adopted document management systems and fully electronic business processes, many departments are looking to transition to paperless recordkeeping in order to improve efficiency and save space. Departments can pursue such a transition with the approval of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).

To get started, review the Guidelines for University Records in Electronic Format [PDF]. Departments are strongly encouraged to follow the metadata and imaging guidelines outlined in this document, to ensure that records can be discovered and accessed over the long term. For questions about these guidelines, please contact the Drexel University Archives at or 215.895.6706. For questions on how to handle especially sensitive data, such as that involving patients or human subjects research, please consult with the OGC.