Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, April

Digital Signatures: Signing and Notarizing Electronic Forms
Staying abreast of technological innovations allows records managers to make informed automation planning recommendations to their management. Basic knowledge about digital signature technology will be required to understand the professional opportunities...
Do Records Managers Manage?
Occasionally it is good for all of us to go back to the basics of our trade or profession to consider our very origins and whether we have moved away from our reason for being. This article invites records managers to consider their place in the world...
Measuring the Value Added by Records and Information Management Programs
Value-added processes can contribute significantly to organizations. This article explores value-added concepts for information processes in organizations (with an emphasis on Taylor's "value-added" model) and their application to records and information...
Pen Computers and Digital Forms
Personal computers that use a pen or stylus for data input (rather than the traditional keyboard or mouse) are gaining in popularity as the technology matures and finds successful applications. Using a "pen" to perform handwritten notes directly on a...
Professionals and Clerks: One Happy Family?
Continuing a series on professional issues in records and information management (RIM),(1) this column speaks to the sensitive--but critically important--distinctions between professional practitioners and clerical workers. Such a differentiation continues...
Records Management in Japan
Japan is one of the great industrialized countries. It is a true economic superpower, has produced some of the most sophisticated information technology, and has literally hundreds of huge business corporations that are as competitive and successful...
Records Management Professionals: Suffering from Self-Inflicted Wounds
The Institute of Certified Records Managers was established in 1975 to certify people as proficient in records management. Since the day the organization was chartered, it has been under fire. In this "pulls-no-punches" article, the author takes on the...
The Corporate Odd Couple: The Fastidious Records Manager vs. Organizational Messiness
Few playwrights have been more successful than Neil Simon in creating characters who we immediately recognize--and with whom we often identify. An excellent example of Simon's artistry is the beer-slurping, potato-chip-spraying, cigar-ash-dropping Oscar...
The New Legal Reason for a Records Management Program
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...
What Is Electronic Imaging?
This is the first of a series of articles providing a primer on electronic imaging. Included are explanations of character-based digitization and bitmapping, an electronic imaging system planning checklist, and a glossary and table of basic units. Electronic...