Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, July

Designing an Expert System for Classifying Office Documents
Can records management benefit from artificial intelligence technology, in particular from expert systems? This article gives an answer to this question by showing an example of a small-scale prototype project in automatic classification of office documents....
Legal Standards for Records and Information Management Programs
Organizations develop records and information management programs to create, maintain, and dispose of records quickly and efficiently. These programs must also comply with a myriad of federal and state statutes, regulations, and rules of evidence, or...
Optical Disks and Backfile Conversions
This is the second in a series of articles providing a primer on electronic imaging. In this article we will cover two topics: optical disk--the storage medium that most electronic imaging systems use, and backfile conversion decisions--which all system...
Project Management: An Approach to Accomplishing Things
Developing a records retention schedule, designing an automated records retrieval system, implementing a files conversion, building a records storage facility--all very different projects. Each, however, will benefit from the discipline of project management....
Record, Pre-Record, Non-Record?
Primitive peoples often believe that it is possible to control things, persons, or nature simply by calling their names and reciting an incantation. Relics of this way of thinking are doubtless only slightly disguised in our collective consciousness....
Records Management Education: In Pursuit of Standards
Without standards, everyday life would be chaotic at best. Imagine, for example, every light bulb manufacturer using different sizes of light bulb bases, different thread widths, and different threading patterns. It might take months instead of minutes...
Records Management in Norway
In this edition of "The World of Records Management" we take our readers to Northern Europe, to the small Scandinavian country officially known as The Kingdom of Norway. This northern-most country of Europe is slightly larger than New Mexico, and has...
Strategic Alliances and the Human Resource Implications for Records Managers
Strategic alliances are a key component of organization life in the 1990s. Records managers need to understand what strategic alliances are, what organizational structures produce the most effective strategic alliances, and the effects that strategic...
The National Information Infrastructure
Why is an "information superhighway" with everyone "connected" so important? Are the National Information Infrastructure (NII), the Internet, and the "information superhighway" synonymous? What does this mean for records managers and the information...
What If: A Case Study of a Hurricane
In this article, the author recounts events that occurred both before and after Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston, South Carolina, in September 1989. The physical destruction and psychological implications of living through a natural disaster are discussed,...