Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, April

Archival and Records Management Automation
Just as Athena sprung fully armored from the head of Zeus, so too were records managers born from archivists. Almost at once after the birth the child went on its way. In the decades following World War II records managers and archivists split to...
Computer Viruses: An Overview for Records Managers
With the growth of information technology has come the destructive potential of the computer virus. Viruses are transmitted by copying and/or introducing an infected file into an uninfected computer system. Once attached to the boot sectors, viruses...
Help: We Can't Breathe in Here! the Effects of Limited Air Circulation within Mobile Shelving Units
For those not acquainted with the "deep south," mold and mildew are as common a problem as mice in the basement of a midwestern courthouse; nothing to be taken lightly or in acquiescence, rather, in polite terms, an ever present challenge. Problems...
If Being a CRM Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
As a field, information and records management is clearly gaining momentum in a developmental process called professionalization. Used by sociologists who study occupational fields, "professionalization" is a term describing the progress of an occupation...
People and Productivity in Records Management
Information managers are getting on the technology bandwagon. This is a very good thing. There are those who question that echnology is good. They say that technology causes lost jobs and lost skills and lost responsibilities. It creates as many...
Performance Not Improved
Administrative reform in government has been a worldwide phenomenon for the past 20 years, and a major preoccupation in Britain for the epast ten years at the very least. In Britain, there have been two schools on the reason for needing the reform,...
Records Management and Data Processing - a Good Strategic Alliance
Records Management Departments and Data Processing Departments are naturally both allies and competitors in acquiring and using the technologies of automation. They are involved in an important information base that serves the strategic missions of...
Records Retention Requirements for Law Firms and Legal Departments
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...
Rethinking Bar Coding: Turning Preconceptions into System Tools
Bar coding has not developed as rapidly as a systems tool in the office environment as it has in other environments such as retailing and shipping. In part, this may be due to ideas that have been received from those other areas that may not be valid...
Strokes ... from the Penn
A well-known chemical company is currently on trial, accused of environmental pollution. Much of the prosecution's case rests on documents found in the corporate archives, some of which are almost a half-century old. Based on the incriminating evidence...