Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, January

A Missing Feature in Some Records Management Systems
Fred was feeling very pleased with himself He stood up, collected into one pile the papers he had been studying which were strewn all over his desk and thrust them into his open attache case. Then, after getting a drink from the bar in the corner of...
Application of Expert Systems in Distributed Database Environments
A significant amount of attention has been focused recently on the idea of merging artificial intelligence (AI) with database systems. Two prominent approaches include: 1) using traditional database structures to organize and manipulate the rules (or...
Does Records Management Have a Future?
I expect to spend the rest of my life in the future, so I want to be reasonably sure what kind of future it is going to be. That is my reason for planning. Charles Kettering Industrialist (1950) A new calendar year and a new column called "Perspectives"...
Electronic Systems and Paper Forms
As information is increasingly automated in computer systems, the use of paper forms often decreases within organizations. Information is transmitted electronically through computerized data entry screens to corporate databases, electronic mail message...
From a Different Continent: Documenting the African Civil Service
Throughout Anglophone Africa, in the countries that once were British colonies, the sizes of the civil services are massive. This is particularly true of the sub-Saharan countries. There is no real certainty in many cases as to just how big the civil...
Legal Requirements for Microfilm, Computer and Optical Disk Records - International Perspectives
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...
Master or Servant?
Technology is often assumed to be an indispensable element of anything state-of-the-art, highly productive, or imminently professional. We have come to expect technology to allow us to cook our food without heat," drive our cars on less gas, telephone...
Penn Receives 1990 Leahy Award
The 1990 recipient of the Emmett Leahy Award is Ira A. Penn, CRM, CSP. The 20th in the series, the Award was presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Certified Records Managers in San Francisco, California, November 5, 1990. Each year...
Principles of Effective Performance Management
Performance management and appraisal systems often fall short of expectations. Many employees spend half the year trying to forget their last performance review and the other six months dreading their next one. Instead of creating and maintaining...
Seven Inducted into New Company of Fellows
ARMA International formally established its Company of Fellows with an induction ceremony held during the 35th Annual Association Conference in San Francisco, California November 5-8, 1990. Seven persons received the fellows designation. In order of...
The Information Economy: Less Than Meets the Eye
Because much of my writing and speaking involves pointing out what's wrong with the implementation of modern office technology ... because I don't believe that a new machine is the answer to all of life's problems ... and because I have actually suggested...

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