Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, October

Betting on Bar Codes
Bar code technology innovations continue to drive the creation of more sophisticated automation systems and also promote more capable solutions to information management challenges. Records managers are familiar with this technology in their experiences...
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Canadian Information Professionals Sound the ALARM and ARMA and SAA Reach Out
"Only connect!" E. M. Forster, Howard's End (1910) Unlike physicians and attorneys, information professionals have a shared - and often self-defeating - tendency to ignore or marginalize those specialists not in their own specific discipline. Archivists,...
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Document Security and International Records Management
Most records managers, whether employed by domestic or global business corporations, have traditionally had relatively little to do with "document security," defined here as any measures instituted to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of confidential,...
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Electronic Information and Records Manager
LAN/WANs, reengineering, imaging, EDI, process improvement, Internet, E-mail! Today's changing world of high tech and electronic information has many new "buzz words" and many challenging opportunities for records and information management professionals....
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From Media to Markets: A New Paradigm for Information Management
The changes taking place in organizations today create in line management demands for information that are not met by the old paradigms. This note offers as a possibility, a place from which to stand in relation to the changing needs of organizations...
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Jim Coulson Presented 1997 Emmett Leahy Award
Jim Coulson, CRM, FAI, 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 Award,...
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Legal Ethics and Record Management
Legal compliance activities of any type, whether performed by a lawyer, corporate officer or employee or private citizen are subject to rules, standards, ethical considerations, and, if necessary, penalties to ensure that they are performed appropriately....
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Outsourcing for Imaging
Outsourcing continues to be a strategic consideration for more and more business applications. The obvious reason for this is because organizations - any size, any industry, for profit or non-profit, etc. - will employ proven methods to hold down costs...
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Process or People
The question of whether managers should pay attention first to processes or to people may remind some of the classic issue of precedence between chicken and egg (or of importance between heredity and environment). Certainly, any successful manager must...
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Records Management for Electronic Documents
Sound records management calls for managing a record from its creation through its final disposition. Retention schedules, for example, commonly tell how long a record series is kept and where it is kept, correlating accessibility with the record's active...
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Technology and the Four-Level Information Hierarchy
There are three significant classes of information within an organization: data, documents, and published information. What you will find in most organizations is that technologists are responsible for data management, librarians are responsible for...
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Unidentified Nail Management: A Model Policy and Procedures Manual for the Legal Environment
In the dynamic and growing ever more technologically sophisticated realm of records and information management, mail management is perceived as neither exciting nor trendy as an area of practice or investigation. Although mail management is generally...
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