Farming and the Next Generation Records Manager

Next Generation Records Management solutions are not technology solutions.  They are a set of innovative information lifecycle management methodologies that are enabled by the latest disruptive technologies. And records management is not a responsibility that someone is assigned or a role that someone fills.  It is a professional discipline that requires years of training and … More Farming and the Next Generation Records Manager

Social Media and the Records Management Professional – Part 4: ‘Social’ Social Media

I love social media.  I think it’s one of the truly great byproducts of the Internet Age.  But even social media diehards like me can’t possibly manage meaningful engagement over more than three or four different social channels.  It would be nice if we could, but there simply isn’t enough time in the day. And … More Social Media and the Records Management Professional – Part 4: ‘Social’ Social Media

The Presidential Records Management Directive, M-12-18 and the DoD 5015.2 Standard

For those of you who aren’t familiar with M-12-18, it is the Office of Management and Budget’s and NARA’s joint memorandum providing guidance for implementation of the Presidential Directive on Managing Federal Records released in November, 2011. Among the many requirements included in M-12-18 are two critical deadlines.  The first deadline is today, December 31, … More The Presidential Records Management Directive, M-12-18 and the DoD 5015.2 Standard

Vicki Lemieux Comments on Records Management and the Blockchain

Anyone who has heard me speak or followed this blog knows that I have a particular interest in how blockchain technology will be used to support information lifecycle management.  I try to provide the records management community with any new blockchain information I may come across. Recently, Record Management ListServ member Gary Link posted a … More Vicki Lemieux Comments on Records Management and the Blockchain

You May Be a Next Generation Records Manager If…

[Editor’s Note: This is an updated reprint of an article I originally posted to the old NextGenRM.org site. I made a few minor changes, but for the most part, I thought it still remained as valid today as it did when it was first published almost two years ago. As always, questions and comments are … More You May Be a Next Generation Records Manager If…

The Automated Information Lifecycle Management Model: Part 3 – The Records Manager’s Challenge

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Pogo (by way of Walt Kelly) To make the Automated Information Lifecycle Management model work – and it must work – some serious challenges must be overcome by the three groups most affected by it: Records and Information Management professionals, Enterprise Content and Records Management … More The Automated Information Lifecycle Management Model: Part 3 – The Records Manager’s Challenge

The Automated Information Lifecycle Management Model: Part 2 – Records Management at a Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell is arguably Canada’s greatest living gift to Western Civilization (outside of Bob and Doug McKenzie, who are hilarious).  In his seminal book of the same name, Gladwell defines a ‘tipping point’ as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”.  And unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere – or … More The Automated Information Lifecycle Management Model: Part 2 – Records Management at a Tipping Point