Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, October

Electronic Imaging 101 Part III - Application Analysis, Document Preparation and Digitizing
This is the third in a series of articles providing a primer on electronic imaging. This installment covers three topics: application analysis including sampling, testing and sizing a project; the labor intensive document preparation task; and digitizing...
Electronic Mail and Electronic Data Interchange: Challenges to Records Management
Computer-based electronic records systems are at once the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity records managers have faced since the arrival of micrographics in the field almost forty years ago. Electronic mail and electronic data interchange...
ISO 9000 and Beyond: A Case Study of BASF Canada Inc
The systematic documentation standards required by ISO 9000 can be extended to incorporate other quality management system requirements. Measuring the degree of compliance of existing documents and automating the documentation system are important steps...
Judicial Review of Records Retention Programs
NOTICE: This article contains information related to sensitive and important legal issues. No section of this article should be construed as providing legal advice. All legal decisions related to records and information management should be reviewed...
Professional Presentations
Anyone attending various conferences and seminars will be impressed with the variety of technology used to deliver presentations to audiences. Slides and transparencies with color and graphics are common, and one sees the increasing use of computer-generated...
Records Management in Italy
This edition of "The World of Records Management" takes us to Southern Europe, to Italy, an ancient land with a great recordkeeping tradition that dates back literally thousands of years. We will review the nature and status of records management in...
Resolving Conflicts between Records Professionals and Managers: An Elusive Organizational Goal
This article discusses a fundamental records management challenge: improving interaction between records professionals and managers. If conflicts are adequately resolved, the records management program can fulfill its mission and move effectively toward...
RIM: Navigating through a Maze of Associations
ARMA International's present Five-Year Plan introduces four mission-oriented directions. They are to: 1. Advance the practice of Records and Information Management (RIM) as a discipline and as a profession, 2. Organize and promote programs of research,...
Skupsky Wins Leahy Award
Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, has been awarded the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award by the Institute of Certified Records Managers for his distinguished achievements in and contributions to the profession of records and information management. The Leahy...
Strokes ... from the Penn
The Information Superhighway. Road to the future. Path to scholarship. Avenue to effectiveness. Route to economic well-being. A resource with which students will learn, knowledge workers will be more productive, and managers will make better decisions....
The National Archives of Ghana: New Responsibilities and Challenges
Ghana, a West African country and a predominantly agrarian society, achieved independence in 1957. In spite of modest developments in agriculture, light industry and education, by 1980 these initiatives had lost momentum. The non-economic productive...
Will ISO 9000 Improve My Records Management Program?
If I had been asked a year ago "What do you think about ISO 9000?" I would have been very perplexed. The name ISO 9000 would have seemed to imply something exotic or romantic, something in the same category as a new automobile model or a robotic barber...