Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, April

English Registry Filing Systems
In his famous book Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer, Peter Wright describes the inner workings of the British Secret Service in the post World War II era - the famous bureaucracy for which the mythical James Bond...
Escape from the Irresponsibility Trap
In his January, 1995 article, "Avoiding A Records Management Nightmare," RMQ Editor Ira Penn lamented the absence of a sense of responsibility in the modern office. He noted how apparently fragile modern workers have become. Some are "devastated" by...
Information Disaster Planning: An Integral Component of Corporate Risk Management
Business risk analysis and management is the carefully planned preparation at the corporate level to counteract major business threats (including risk analysis of opportunities) and to provide for the provision of business continuity during and after...
Operating Systems and Computer Architectures
With the release of Microsoft's Windows 95, the computer world is rumbling and shaking again as users stampede to buy copies of the software for personal and corporate use. One would think that if they simply were to have a more friendly computer interface...
Regulatory Acceptance of Optical Imaging
In October 1995, this column addressed the question of admissibility of imaged documents in court proceedings. That article expressly omitted discussion of regulatory requirements for imaged documents. This article takes up that discussion in the context...
The ISO Document Tidal Wave
The importance of quality control in documentation has increased dramatically. In August 1994, the big three U.S. auto makers (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) issued their QS-9000 requirements for their suppliers once they received word of the finalized...
The Marriage of Quality Standards and Records Management
The ISO 9000 standards are not new. They were first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization, developed from elements of existing standards such as military (MIL-Q-9858A and MIL-1-45208), nuclear power plant regulations...
The Optical Disk Imaging Decision
Records managers have the opportunity to take a leadership position in the design, implementation and management of optical disk imaging and retrieval, specifically in the areas of needs analysis, records analysis, key field determination, and appropriateness...
The Sargasso Sea of Records Management Software
Are your records difficult to manage? Are your paper documents not quite white? Do many of your disposals leave some unsightly records behind? Well look no further than FYLEWIZ; it slices...; it dices...; it conditions as it manages ... it bleaches coloured...
U.S. Federal Committees and Commissions and the Emergence of Records Management
While some of the concepts and philosophies which underlie records management may be thousands of years old,[1] the emergence of a distinct field, or discipline, known as "records management" is more clearly traceable in the efforts of several presidential...