Records management up to this point has been straightforward – preserve certain categories of paper records for time periods according to a retention schedule determined by applicable legal rules.
Many industries, including law firms, still struggle to incorporate the basics of records management systems. Though some look on it as an archaic form of organization – digitization and technology have made it today’s answer to findability — if done properly.
FamilySearch International recently announced a worldwide crowdsourcing challenge aimed at establishing a new record for the most volunteer indexing participants online in a single day.
The United States Navy plans to deploy a prototype enterprise-wide records and task management software system designed to replace redundant systems.
Katy Klettlinger became Licking County’s first records center coordinator in November 2008 to store and preserve public records. The position was one of solitude at first but now oversees three other full-time employees: one reference archivist and two imaging technicians. They preserve public records on paper, in electronic form and on microfilm.
Instead of the intimidating task of barcoding and physically storing almost 200 years worth of court and land transaction paperwork, a New York county administration chose to invest in a Laserfiche document processing system.
Records and information management are a key function of any law firm. Depsite this fact, many professionals consider this portion of the office dispensable and replaceable. The good news is that the people who drive business within law firms see the benefit in a sound records management program.
The new streamlined records management standard is simpler to use, making it easier for public sector organizations to maintain and keep essential records, according to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Peter Dunne.
Libraries aren’t exactly Madison Avenue material. However, libraries have to utilize their fair share of marketing for their programs and services. It may not be commercials and billboards. Instead, think flyers, posters, newsletters, and the like.
In the world of records management, accuracy is the litmus test of all success. What is the point of indexing and storing if you can never locate the data again in the future?