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Defining Success for Records Management

The next three facets are the records management program, the supporting architecture, and the supporting organizational structure. Here we find records management programs to be fairly mature, many of them established more than a decade ago. However, we find many firms now struggling to adapt their records management architectures to address electronic resources – both content and data

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Tweeting for Records Management

I was listening to a day-long presentation on Records Management and developments in the industry by Dr

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Paper or Electronic Document Security?

In this age of email and file sharing, you would think most document security issues would be caused by breaches in an electronic document management system

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Document Naming Guidelines in the Private Sector

While there is a lot of freely available information online related to electronic document naming conventions, most (if not all) of these best practices and guidelines come from educational institutions, governments, records and information management organizations, and other non-profit/public sector institutions. Sadly missing are industry-specific document naming guidelines from established companies in the private/corporate sector, such as legal or accounting firms

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With All of This Data, What Must Be Retained as a Record?

They also have or don’t have the ability to regenerate the output (e.g., report) E-Mail that contains an attachment of an electronic document (above), with additional explanatory information included in the e-mail cover Others Additionally, electronic data (and records) may be unstructured (e.g., a document created through word-processing, a spreadsheet or a report) or structured (e.g., database tables) and the same or similar content may be in both forms


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The "recordness" of electronic records pt 1 - aggregation

If you think about records management 1.0, the world of physical records and even many types of electronic records, a record is what a record is. That is, a paper document filed as a record would look the same to anyone who pulled it out of the file

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How to choose the right metrics for proving ROI of electronic records management

In a three-part post we will take a look at the vital role of metrics in monitoring the performance of your RM program and demonstrating the ROI of your electronic records management system. It has always been a challenge for records and information management (RIM) professionals to demonstrate the value of their work to an organization. Anyone who has been working in the field for long will be familiar with the refrain, "senior management does not understand why records management is important!" In recent years, the challenge of demonstrating the value of RM has been compounded by the emergence of electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS)

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What is a Record? The Old Rules No longer Apply

For many years Records Management has been built around records retention schedules, File Plans, Records Declaration, and so on

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