Records Management Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, October

Australia's Smith Receives Leahy Award
Peter A. Smith has been selected as the 1996 recipient of the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of records and information management. Peter's submission to the Emmett Leahy awards committee began with one...
Blurring the Lines: Are Document Management Software and Automated Workflow the Same Thing?
I attended an educational seminar recently, which was targeted at records managers. Being the "technophile" that I am, I signed up for a number of the technology sessions that had been described in the conference brochure as "document management" discussions....
Chapter Information Officer (CIO)
Associations are probably the most important organizational resource used today by information professionals to continue skills development through rewarding educational experiences. Associations also help cultivate enduring professional relationships...
From Australia: The World's First National Standard for Records Management
Records management, as a management discipline, business practice and professional endeavor, has existed for nearly half a century. During this time, people have written books on the subject. Governments have enacted laws requiring its installation....
Learning to Say Goodbye: When the Records Manager Turns 51
Fifty was supposed to have been the really big birthday - the "big five O." It was quite a celebration. Although I was now "over the hill," I could console myself that at least going down would be easier than climbing up. There was even the possibility...
Record Retention Schedules in Court: The Pitfalls
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...
Records Retention Provisions of International Tax Laws
Records managers of multinational corporations must be able to give good advice concerning how long the business records of their overseas units must be retained as a matter of law. One of the questions these records managers ask most frequently is:...
Re-Defining Electronic Records Management
In the January 1996 issue of the Records Management Quarterly, an article by Belden Menkus attempted to characterize what he terms the "re-discovery" of electronic records management.(1) As one who has been working in this area and who has written elsewhere...
The Resolution Trust Corporation at Sunset: Transferring a Records Management Function
Between August 1989 and December 1995, the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) resolved 747 institutions and disposed of assets with a book value in excess of $455 billion. To support this mammoth effort, the Corporation took custody of approximately...
Who Cares about Records Management? Social Relevance and Professional Standing
Perhaps you haven't noticed. Maybe people have been too polite to tell you. Or maybe they regret even bringing it up - if they ever do. Halitosis? Dandruff? No, records management. Let's steel our nerves and face it squarely: most family members, friends,...
Why the Internet?
If we start with the premise that, in business information = knowledge knowledge = power then accurate, timely, external information available on the Internet can provide a dramatic power surge for organizations that use this resource to their advantage....