Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, October

How to Use dBase III Plus
A Useful Approach to Computer Training: FlipTrack System's Audio Course in dBase Dripping with irony and sarcasm, the above line is one of those movie quotations widely used even by people who've never seen the movie. In reviewing the incredible variety...
Litigation Audits as Part of a Records Management Program
LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES Litigation Audits as Part of a Records Management Program An audit of the litigation in which a company is involved can provide insights into the recordkeeping process and assist in the adoption of recordkeeping...
Records Management and Information Management: Are They Having Fun Together Yet?
Records Management and Information Management: Are They Having Fun Together Yet? In 1977 the Commission on Federal Paperwork issued its final report to the President of the United States and Congress. With that report, the term Information Resources...
Records Management and the Law
LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES Records Management and the Law Why should an organization have a records management program? Because not having one is more costly than having one. In this article, the author cites 25 legal cases in which corporations...
Records Management Software: Make or Buy?
Records Management Software: Make or Buy? In this article, the author describes the task of evaluating and designing software, and compares the hazards of purchasing proprietary packages with the risks of writing your own. In 1980, there were very...
The Functional Records Retention Schedule ... an Alternative That Works!
The Functional Records Retention Schedule ... An Alternative That Works! Organizations are increasingly concerned about the legal issues affecting their records retention program. This column has previously focused on legal issues such as keeping...
The Odyssey of Records Managers
The Odyssey of Records Managers Part II: From the Middle Ages to Modern Times A journey through the history of records management, 4000 B.C.-1950 A.D., with a glance at the future, to assess the overall meaning of records managers' work...
The Rats: Motivate or Elevate
The Rats: Motivate or Elevate Not long ago, I was talking to the director for quality control and communications of one of France's largest manufacturing companies. He had just discovered hypertext and the whole concept of free text searching. He...

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