Records management is coming out of the closet and embracing technology as it marches into the future. It has been viewed as an administrative requirement, afterthought, and cumbersome task for quite some time. Now the value of records management is finally being recognized. KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Records management: an expanding role.”

This doesn’t mean that it is a mastered art as of yet. There are learning curves and challenges with cloud-based information and the always changing social media content.

In contrast to paper records, as regulators are fully aware, 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.