ARMA and the War on Records Management

As the sole discipline with the moral and academic authority to defensibly destroy unneeded, risky information, records management is the last line of defense between those organizations we serve and those organizations who want to enrich themselves on the valuable information our customers create. ARMA once understood this and proudly defended the records management profession … More ARMA and the War on Records Management

Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government – Part II

In this post from last December, I commented on NARA’s release of their Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements and suggested that it was the beginning of the government’s steady march toward implementing next generation records management solutions across the Federal government.   In January, NARA moved another step forward by creating its Electronic Records Management … More Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government – Part II

Data Breaches are Records Management Problems

As I’ve said here many times, records managers have always provided the same vital service: we manage recorded information – regardless of format or platform – through its entire lifecycle: creation, distribution, use, maintenance, and disposition.  This has been true for hundreds of years and it will continue to be true long after all of … More Data Breaches are Records Management Problems

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

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