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August 2013

ARMA

Chucking Daisies

Chucking Daisies: Ten Rules for Taking Control of Your Organization’s Digital Debris (published by ARMA International in hard copy and PDF download) is a useful, inexpensive resource for educating IT, legal, risk and other professionals and line of business managers about fundamental R/IM principles and the imperative for any organization to effectively manage its ever-increasing volume of digital information. In just over 50 pages, the

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certification

RIM Professional Development White Paper from Ergo

The Fall 2013 supplement to Carswell’s Records and Information Management is a comprehensive guide to RIM professional development in Canada, authored by Sheila Taylor.  For those who don’t subscribe to this publication, the chapter has been republished as a white paper and posted on the Ergo website in our new  “Published Articles” section. The white paper is

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ARMA

An update on my IGP certification experience

I passed!  I’m an IGP for the next 3 years.  A list of the 56 inaugural IGPs is available here. Not sure yet what the recertification requirements will be since ARMA International is still finalizing them but see that the ‘My Certification’ tab in my online ARMA profile now shows a requirement for 25 hours with a CE cycle end date of December 31, 2013. 

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    Sheila Taylor
  • Sheila Taylor is a well known consultant, educator, speaker and writer with more than 25 years of experience in the information management (IM) field.

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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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