About Us


What We Do

Records management is the systematic and administrative control of records throughout their life cycle to ensure efficiency and economy in their creation, use, handling, control, maintenance, and disposition, whether for internal purposes or for regulatory compliance.

Founded in 1985, the Dartmouth College Records Management Program had three goals in mind:

  • Bring a consistent approach to Dartmouth record keeping practices
  • Freeing up valuable space via centralized records storage
  • Ensuring the retention of vital documents


  • Lifecycle Management

To assist College Offices, Divisions, Departments and Institutes in the management of records and information across their entire lifecycle: includes capture, distribution, use, storage, retrieval, protection, security, retention, preservation and disposition.

  • Providing Services

To provide Dartmouth faculty and staff with the knowledge (best practices, policies, procedures and international standards), the assistance (customer service, in-person consultations, services and trainings), and the resources (paper storage, digital solutions, and connections) to effectively and efficiently manage the records and information of the College.

  • Ensuring Protection

To ensure the College creates and preserves records and information as evidence, complies with statutes, regulations and authorities, mitigates risks by always having records when they are needed, and provides defensible disposition when records are no longer needed.

Who We Are

Vi Welker, MLIS
Records Analyst
Berry 366


Diane Preston
Records Center Supervisor



College Archives


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

ITC Collaboration, File Sharing, and Data Storage Overview

Where We Are Located

The Records Management staff is split between two locations:

On Campus: Berry Library, 3rd Floor

Off Campus: 56 Etna Rd, Suite 105, Lebanon NH 03766