Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, January

Document Retention in the Twilight Zone: The Perils of Policies Unpoliced
If you are reading this, you probably have a document retention policy and schedules in place at your company or firm. Of course we all know of companies which have no such policy. But in the day-to-day management of business records, how many of you...
Inability to Adapt: The Hidden Flaw of Managerial Ineptness
In 1990, Alvin Toffler, in his book, Powershift,|1~ argues that in today's highly turbulent economic and social environment there is a generalized erosion of power and authority. In all types of organizations, power is shifting not just at the top management...
Records Management: Still Hazy after All These Years
It was almost 30 years ago that I first heard the term records management. And, no, it doesn't seem like just yesterday! It was the first day of my first job after graduating from college. Having majored in management, I was hired by the U.S. Government...
Successful Project Presentations
At some point in your life, you probably will have to make a project presentation. Public speaking is a difficult task for many people. It is generally learned only through practice. Yet being able to speak well and think on your feet is a skill we should...
Suggestions for a Records Management Exhibit in the Old Towns of Tomorrow
I recently visited Denmark. I found office automation in this historic home of barbarian Vikings quite similar to its American counterpart. In Tisvilde, a village north of Copenhagen, the director of a music school uses desktop publishing to advertise...
The Business Case for Imaging
Is your organization interested in imaging technology? It seems like almost everyone is looking at it. New rumors of the paperless office abound, with imaging presented as the answer. The skeptics, who point out that the paperless office rumor is almost...
The Mythical Laws and Their Effect on Records Management 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...