Hundreds of thousands of students pass through the school system annually. The volume of records that academic institutions must maintain grow year after year: attendance sheets, exam report cards, academic transcripts, exchanges, and documents related to student loans, scholarships, and sponsorships.
Education institutes are legally required to preserve some of these records over long periods. In the past, these records were largely paper-based. Millions of pages were filed, stored in cabinets, and stuffed into basements and storage spaces, with entire rooms dedicated to storing these legacy records.