Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, October

Acton Wins 1992 Emmett Leahy Award
Patricia Acton, B.L.S., CRM, has been awarded the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award by the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) for her outstanding professional achievements in the filed of information and records management. The award was presented...
Archives
Understanding Archives and Manuscripts James M. O'Toole The purpose of this volume is to help the reader understand where recorded information comes from, what these records are made of, what services they perform, how they can be organized and managed,...
Commonwealth Films Videos
Back in Business: Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption This new video dramatizes for employees at every level how proper planning, testing, and readiness -- along with diligent employee compliance with in-house records management policy -- can mean...
Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the 37th ARMA International Annual Conference, 1992 From "Critical Success Factors for Optical Disk Implementation" to "Cost Savings Today -- Success in Records Management Tomorrow," the 69 papers presented in this annual proceedings...
Configuration Management's Concept of the Living Document: Lessons for Records Management
I first encountered configuration management when I was hired as a records manager by the Los Angeles Transportation Commission. Since this agency is building an ambitious rail transit system to help overcome the city's gridlock nightmares, its records...
Destruction of Records. Your Legal Obligations!
All organizations destroy records. Preferably, records are destroyed under a records retention program when they are no longer needed for any legal, user, historical or other purpose. Records are also destroyed after microfilming or scanning as part...
Filing Basics
Filing Procedures -- A Guideline ARMA International's Standards Filing Systems Subcommittee This publication is a guideline of manual filing procedures for active paper records, magnetic media, and microimage media. Recommended as a reference for storing...
Legal/retention Issues
Legality of Microfilm Edited by Robert F. Williams A comprehensive legal research study on the laws and regulations covering the admissibility of microfilm in U.S. court actions and government regulatory proceedings. Includes: Introduction to Law,...
Legislative Interpretation When Developing a Records Retention Programme
In a recent article entitled "Legal Requirements and Legal Considerations--The Basis for the Legal Records Retention Period"(1) Donald S. Skupsky, a noted consultant in the records management field, focused on the legal retention periods an organization...
Management
Overview of Records and Information Management Dr. Mark Langemo, CRM, and Dr. Roger J. Bloomquist "Overview of Records and Information Management" is an educational aid for records managers, academics and training specialists. The material focuses...
Managing Project Records
Project management and project records tracking are activities where records management has much to contribute as a professional service. Organizations that perform technology research, manufacture technology products, or offer services that are technology...
New Products
Managing Electornic Records A new book about electronic records essayist facing the records management specialist. This publication has been written to assist records managers in dealing with the proliferation of electronic records and provides a comprehensive...
Professional Development
Preparing for the CRM Examination: A Handbook Compiled by the Institute of Certified Records Managers This handbook provides information for persons preparing to take the examination to be come a Certified Records Manager (CRM). The book serves as...
Special Interest
Forms Design II: The Course for Paper and Electronic Forms Marvin Jacobs and Linda I. Studer Designing professional, efficient forms has never been so easy! With this new book, you can learn to create forms that increase production, improve decision...
Technical - Automation
Converting From a Manual System to an Automated System -- A Guideline ARMA International's Standards Subcommittee Automation Task Force A companion to "Criteria for Developing/Evaluating Records Management Software," this guideline is intended to provide...
Technical - Micrographics
Planning Conversions to Micrographic Systems Daniel A. Brathal and Dr. Mark Langemo, CRM "Planning Conversions to Micrographic Systems" is an introductory overview and guide on converting paper filing systems to micrographic systems. The book also...
The Information Age Has Arrived or "Much Ado about Everything." (Automation)
It was announced in the late 1960s that the Information Age had arrived. Those of you who were there will remember that following the week long party marking its arrival, we all calmly waited for the techno-prophets' predictions to beguile us. Beguiled...
The Savings and Loan Crisis: A Recordkeeping Challenge
As an increasing number of savings and loan institutions headed toward insolvency in the 1980s, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was asked to lead a joint effort to evaluate and oversee the operations of insolvent savings and loan associations....
Towards a Global Theory of Records Management
Most records managers probably give little thought to the international dimensions of their profession. We are, after all, engaged in the daily task of solving records management problems within the confines of a limited area: one department, one company...
Vital Records/disaster Recovery
Magnetic Diskettes Recovery Procedures -- A Guideline ARMA International's Standards Disaster Recovery Subcommittee Small but packed with practical, how-to information, this guidleine focuses on recovery procedures for magnetic diskettes. Its information...
Who Hired This Person?
When you have received poor service from a company employee, don't you usually question why the person has a job? Translation: Who hired this person? In some cases, managers have been conditioned in their response to the hiring process. They may believe...
Will the Real CIO Please Stand Up?
Adapt or die! This is the clearest and the most compelling of all natural laws. Research and common sense alike tell us that this startling "law of the jungle" applies to civilizations, institutions, and industries as well as to animal species. Those...