Any organization that uses information and generates records must have a process for preserving them for future access. This includes federal, state and local governments, government agencies, schools, universities, libraries, the United Nations…the list continues. They are all institutions that need records management and which employ records management personnel. This interesting topic came to us from the Voice Observer in their article, “What Are The Duties of the Records Management Position?

Government entities with responsibilities to their citizens must have regulations for records management and the personnel to administer them. Records and information managers are the heart of an organization’s information management strategy, or at least they should be.

But the records management world is changing, and its role and influence is changing with it. Today, information exists in multiple formats, most of them digital. As a consequence, responsibility for the management of digital information is often given to those in IT.

Melody K. Smith

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