Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, January

Breaking Arms Won't Change Human Nature
Breaking Arms Won't Change Human Nature After a few years of doing surveys, suggesting records and information management improvements, and implementing them, I have had to recognise and accept that there seem to be certain basic human needs when...
Faxing from Memory: The Promise, the Problem, the Procedure
Faxing From Memory: The Promise, The Problem, The Procedure The technological basis for transmitting facsimiles ("faxing") has existed for a hundred years. But the slowness of transmission, the lack of compatibility between different types of machines,...
Imaging Systems and Records Management
Imaging Systems and Records Management The latest, and greatest (or so it seems), technology to enter into the world of document management, (read records management), is imaging technology. Documents are scanned by a device which looks like a photocopier,...
Inherited Staff
Inherited Staff How many records managers have accepted an exciting new position in their field, only to have their enthusiasm for the job dashed by the trials and tribulations of inherited staff? Who are inherited staff and why do they cause managers...
Shred It!
Shred It! "QUICK ... QUICK ... HIDE IT ... No, No ... No, No ... FLUSH IT ... No, No ... BURN IT! PHEW! JUST IN TIME!" Movie buffs have witnessed this scene time and time again. However, these methods are inappropriate for the ongoing destruction...
Supervisors: Keys to Effective Training
Supervisors: Keys to Effective Training One of the most important and challenging responsibilities supervisors face is providing or coordinating proper training for their subordinates. A good boss can scarcely expect top performance from his staff...
Underground Vaults and Storage
Into the Depths: A Video Tour of Underground Vaults and Storage Perhaps it takes disasters like Hurricane Hugo to turn our thoughts back to fundamental issues. For those who survived the ravages of the storm that struck the U.S. eastern coast around...
User Requirements for Records Retention Programs
User Requirements for Records Retention Programs Organizations create and maintain records mainly so that company employees have the records needed to do their jobs and to help meet the goals of the organization. The records program also must comply...