ARMA Records Management Quarterly

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, January

Electronic Vaulting and Records Centers
Off-site records storage centers are facing new business challenges as they consider expanding their operations to actively store and retrieve electronic records. Although microfilm and some magnetic media such as tapes have been part of the inventories...
Records Management in the Soviet Union: Part 1 - the Management of Active Records
The premise behind "The World of Records Management" is this: Records and information, and the problems they create for governments and businesses, are ubiquitous--they exist in varying degrees in every organization. on the face of the earth. These problems...
Strokes ... from the Penn
I'm sure it was inadvertent, but it was entertaining nonetheless. In a recent trade magazine advertisement for "recycle bins" (fancy name for a trash can with a label on it), the bin was shown strategically placed under the output tray of a copying machine....
Technology Strikes Again
The last few publications reviewed in this column were concerned with the newest records management technology: electronic imaging. The publication to be reviewed in this issue should probably have come before the others, but it was only recently received....
The Business Case for Imaging
Is your organization interested in imaging technology? It seems like almost everyone is looking at it. New rumors of the paperless office abound, with imaging presented as the answer. The skeptics, who point out that the paperless office rumor is almost...
The Mythical Laws and Their Effect on Records Management Programs
Everyone knows a law when they see one--the law is the law! Or, is it? Maybe what you think is the law, is really not the law! Perhaps, your legal counsel is advising your organization to follow a mythical law--a non-legally binding advisory opinion.Your...
'You Manage What?' RIM and the Meaning of Information
A profession is made up of a body of skilled, highly trained people who have, by custom or by law, an exclusive sovereignty over some intellectual domain. A professional must possess a body of theoretical and technical knowledge about that domain, a...