Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
When you keep 'a record of' something, you keep an account of information, facts or data stored in relation to that thing. You can keep a record of facts, information, thoughts or feelings. The 'record' could be in writing, digital or made in some other way. You can 'take a record of' something by capturing information associated with it. You will often hear this phrase used in educational, legal and business settings. Similar phrases include 'keep data on (something)', and 'to document something'.