Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, July

Forget the Forest - Save the Trees
Conventional wisdom is clear. Success awaits the person who does not get bogged down in details. We admire the far-sighted traveler who does not allow the bumps in the road to distract his vision from the horizon. We venerate the sage whose eyes register...
Intranets - an Opportunity for Records Managers
In today's work environment, most employees have access to a computer with e-mail, Internet, and Web capabilities. Because an intranet is based on the data communication standards of the public Internet and the World Wide Web that are already in place...
Knowledge Management (KM) and the Epistemic Tradition
All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E) There is little doubt that a phenomenon called "Knowledge Management" (KM) is fast becoming the "hottest thing" in the information sector since the computer. Books and articles(1)...
Legal Recordkeeping Requirements
In Part I of this two-part article (RMQ, April 1998), we provided our readers with an introduction to recordkeeping and records management in the People's Republic of China (sometimes referred to here as "the PRC"). We now turn to the aspect of recordkeeping...
Managing E-Mail: Working toward an Effective Solution
Think about it. How often do you check your e-mail? How many messages do you send? Now multiply that by the total number of people in your organization. Did you need a calculator? Everyday organizations transmit millions of messages both internally...
Personal Liability and Records Management
In the business environment, the specter of litigation is a reality. In similar fashion, records managers are accustomed to the necessity of producing large volumes of records for investigations and lawsuits. Unfortunately, we have become equally accustomed...
Should Electronic Records Be Stored Off-Site?
There is little question that records managers are being challenged with competition for the responsibility of managing enterprise records. The data processing departments of the past and the "information technology" departments of today strive to...
Streamlining, Producing, and Managing Documentation
The more we evolve as a business world, the more we document-document-document. We have documentation for basic policies and procedures such as employee handbooks, administrative services manuals, benefits guidebooks, safety program procedures, and...
The Internet: Classification Changes for the World Wide Web
In the next year or so there will be some interesting changes to the naming conventions in use on the World Wide Web (WWW or Web). Faced with conflicts and court challenges about duplicate names, the InterNIC or registering body is considering a proposal...
What's in a Name?
With the Protestant Reformation and spread of literacy to the secular segments of society, the clergy's power greatly diminished. In the late eighteenth century, the generally anti-clerical democratic revolutions and very secular industrial revolution...
You've Got to Be Kidding: Humor as a Fundamental Management Tool
When her popular television sitcom ended its seven-year tenure as one of the best-loved TV shows on the planet, reporters asked actress Mary Tyler Moore if she could name her very favorite episode from her show's long and successful run. Without a...
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