professional development

Sheila Taylor to teach at U of T’s iSchool

Sheila Taylor, MLIS, IGP, CRM has been appointed as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s iSchool (Faculty of Information) to teach the Managing Organizational Records I course in the winter 2015 term.  This is a required course for students in two concentrations of the iSchool’s Master of Information program: archives and records management, and

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UPDATE: RIM Professional Development White Paper

We substantially revised our RIM Professional Development in Canada: Records and Information Management Competencies, Positions, Education, and Certifications white paper which was originally published as a fall 2013 supplement to Carswell’s Records and Information Management service. In addition to updating URLs, publication titles, statistics, and fees if/as required, several sections of the white paper were significantly revised

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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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RIM shot — Finding the Humour in What We Do

(Please note: Some cartoons originally posted in this article caused some technical difficulties, so they have been temporarily removed and replaced with links. Hopefully we will be able to restore the original images soon.) I’m always on the look out for humourous cartoons to use in training materials and the Dilbert comic strip by Scott

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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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