Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, July

Communication Mistakes Only Really Smart People Make
When I first entered the workplace, I suffered the smugness shared by many young people who have had success in college. I could write well under the pressure of deadlines and felt comfortable speaking in public. I was quick to learn new skills and could...
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Data and Backfile Conversions - Jobs for Records Managers?
One of the most imminent job threats for many records managers is the expected conversion of paper records to digital documents or data when a new document imaging system is to be procured by an organization. The need for records managers to be involved...
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Denmark: Toward Global Leadership in Electronic Archives and Records Management
According to a recent article in Fortune magazine, the nations of Europe are far behind both Asia and the United States in the use of new information technologies, and the gap is growing wider. This matter has recently received public comment from world...
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Jobs vs. Careers in Records Management: Dead Ends and Open Roads?
If money is your answer to success, you will never have it. The only success a [person] will ever have is a reserve of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Henry Ford (1928)[1] Are you worried about your career in records management? Many are and, all...
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Optical Disc Technology and Open Systems: Planning for Conversions to the New Technology
Organizations have employed optical disk-based image processing systems widely and successfully for more than a decade. These systems have been used for a variety of purposes ranging from simple storage and retrieval applications to advanced forms of...
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RIM Self-Evaluation: The Case for Truth and Realism
We records managers have invested a great deal of time in developing strategies and techniques for "selling" our programs. The articles and seminar presentations on this subject are innumerable. The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of ARMA went so far as...
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Searching the World Wide Web
"The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage."(1) Knowledge is often equated with power. Why? Because it provides competitive strength that brings about productivity and ultimately, economic prosperity....
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Six Key Indicators Guaranteed to Reduce Audience Stress and Increase Your Applause
When making a presentation, the idea is to get your audience to pay attention to you. To do that, however, you must first pay attention to them. The best way to ensure that an audience stays alert until the standing ovation is to reduce their stress...
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Strategies for Developing and Strengthening Records Management Programs
Ask today's business owners, company executives, managers, and people at all levels who work in office environments and they'll be unanimous in telling you that "the volume of recorded information - the avalanche of data and records - is continuing to...
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What's in a Record? Public Citizen V. Carlin
The advent of e-mail and other paperless communication technologies has undoubtedly been a benefit to government, as well as private industry. On the other hand, it has not been a development without its difficulties, and growing pains associated with...
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