Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government

Even the most vigilant observer of records management trends could be forgiven for not noticing, but over the last year or so, a revolution has come to Federal agency records management. This revolution has been a long time coming and the seeds of change were probably first planted more than seven years ago with the … More Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government

The Emperor’s New Duds

I haven’t dragged out the sketch pad in a long time.  But it’s a cold, gloomy Sunday here in exotic Northern Virginia, so I thought it might be fun to put a quick cartoon together for this month’s post.  It honors two of history’s greatest myths. Hope you enjoy:

Some Thoughts on My Critics, ARMA and the State of Records and Information Management

A recent post to the Records Management ListServ group I made has sparked a lot of (mostly offline) discussion.  I’ve received some very kind, supportive emails from several people in the records management community, and for that I am grateful. I’ve also received some less-than-kind emails from folks outside the records management community – and … More Some Thoughts on My Critics, ARMA and the State of Records and Information Management

AIIM and the ICRM Announce Important New Strategic Partnership

Today AIIM and the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) are announcing a new partnership agreement that promises to have a tremendously positive effect on the records management profession for a long time to come. Going forward, ICRM Certified Records Manager (CRM) and ICRM Certified Records Analyst (CRA) candidates “who successfully complete the AIIM ERM … More AIIM and the ICRM Announce Important New Strategic Partnership

Records Management Functionality: A Brief History

As I’ve noted here a number of times before, records management is a centuries-old, well-defined professional discipline.  Records managers have always provided the same vital service: we manage recorded information, regardless of media or format, through its entire lifecycle – creation, distribution, use, maintenance, and disposition.   While the tools records managers use have changed considerably … More Records Management Functionality: A Brief History

On Why the Records Management Profession Must Endure

A former ARMA International Association President states during a keynote address that the disposition of records in a massive corporate data lake “doesn’t really matter.” A practitioner of ‘information governance,’ – purportedly the “expansion of traditional records management” – offers to make you a certified information governance professional “in just two weeks!” A career-long, low-level … More On Why the Records Management Profession Must Endure