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January 28, 2013

electronic records

‘Unknown’: A New Category of Records

I attended second thought-provoking presentation at last week’s Infonex seminar, Managing E-records in Canada’s Public Sector, in Ottawa. In his presentation, “Defining and Implementing a Practical, Real-Life Information Governance Plan (IGP) for your Organization“, Bruce Miller (President, RIMtech) covered numerous topics such as policies, roles and responsibilities, change management, and performance measurement for electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS)

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Black, White and Shades of Gray: IM vs. IT vs. Legal

While presenting in Ottawa last week at the Infonex seminar, Managing E-records in Canada’s Public Sector, I attended a presentation by Lewis Eisen.  A former practising lawyer and a former IT systems manager, Lewis is currently the Manager of Records Management Services at Industry Canada. Entitled “Improving Collaboration Among IM, IT, and Legal Professionals“, Lewis explored  the challenges that

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    Case in Point

    That's A Lot of Records!
    Often the requirement for a needs assessment is driven by a specific initiative being considered or an immediate problem to be solved, rather than a general desire to establish a corporate (or organization-wide) IM program. We had a client wanting to improve its management of a specific group of critical records – thousands of member files in paper, microform and digital formats containing hundreds of unique document types.
    Assess, Plan and Schedule
    Ergo reviewed the organization’s current practices for managing those records, compared those practices to best practices, and identified risks and areas for improvement. From there we developed a strategic plan with a focus on records storage and retention. The plan identified the operational, financial and technological requirements for implementing the recommended changes, improvements and enhancements in the lifecycle management of the member records. Activities in the plan were classified as short term (next 6-12 months), medium term (next 12-24 months) and longer term (next 25+ months).
    Step by Step Success
    Implementation of the strategic plan enabled this organization to ensure its member records are properly identified, organized, accessible, protected and retained as long as necessary to meet operational and other requirements.
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