Records management until recently has been straightforward – preserve certain categories of paper records for time periods according to a retention schedule determined by applicable legal rules. Recent changes to this situation were brought to our attention by Search Compliance in their article, “The three missing links to assure records management compliance.”

With the existence of digital records, the “finality” of paper documents is constantly in question. Regulators are fully aware that even what are deemed the final versions of digital records are subject to manipulation, particularly if those records contain data that is contrary to a company’s compliance requirements.

The important factor of digital indexing is consistency, and what provides consistency? Standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.