The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #4: Records vs Non-Records

Years ago, when I was still somewhat new to records management and I was struggling to form my own understanding of the information lifecycle, I was working as a consultant and technical sales rep for a small software vendor that created and sold an ‘enterprise records management application’. The bulk of our customer base were … More The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #4: Records vs Non-Records

The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #3: Security vs Access

A few weeks after the discovery of the Sunburst data breach the BBC interviewed Brian Lord, the former deputy director of cyber-operations at the UK intelligence agency GCHQ. Mr. Lord agreed that the cyber-attack that compromised multiple US Federal agencies, including the Departments of Treasury, State, Homeland Security, and Energy, was a devastating loss of government information. However, … More The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #3: Security vs Access

The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #1: Information vs Data

Given that effective records management – executed in good faith – is the sole means of holding our most powerful institutions accountable for their behavior, these same institutions have been waging a brutal war on the records management profession for nearly two decades. And sadly, they are winning, as evidenced by the swirling information chaos … More The Four Lies Destroying Records Management – Lie #1: Information vs Data

“Information Governance” and the Continuing War on Records Management

Six years ago this month I published this opinion piece in IQ – The RIM Quarterly Magazine for records management professionals in Australia and Asia (reprinted with permission): Records Management, Information Governance, and the Future of Information Lifecycle Management. Go ahead and read it. I’ll wait. At the time I published that article, my dire … More “Information Governance” and the Continuing War on Records Management

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