Posts Tagged: archive

Preserving our Documents for the Future

There is no question that the documents we create today need to be accessible for future generations. This is especially true for U.S. Federal Government agencies; preserving their legacy is not only incredibly important, but mandatory. Organizations like the National Archives Records Administration are responsible for collecting and maintaining documents from every branch of government…. Read more »

Why Govt Websites Should Be Archived

This is a crosspost of pagefreezer.com Websites have become an integral part of every modern organization, including the government. Every day, a constant stream of information is being posted on the web. For government, every data published is considered as a Public Record, which by law should be retained and disclosed to the citizens, whenever… Read more »

How-To: Conference Tweets – So, you’ve just finished a conference, and don’t want to lose all those Tweets….

This weekend I attended the rather fantastic Open City Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. If you don’t know much about what’s happening in Edmonton, you should probably check out Adriel Hampton’s recent post on the critical mass for awesomeness that’s happening there. There’s a innovative team at work in Edmonton which is a great model… Read more »

Archiving Social Media – Comprehensive Resources on GovLoop and Beyond

Earlier today, I saw this tweet from GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler: So I did a quick search of GovLoop and found a TON of content and conversations (see below). Also, I started creating a GovLoop Guide on Archiving. Want to help me finish it? Send me a message. GOVLOOP RESOURCES >>>BLOGS • Email, records, content,… Read more »

The Commissar Vanishes

Government web sites are public records. They exist to help citizens, not promote executives. They should not be used to advance individual agendas. Yet, frequently, the first act of a new administration is to wipe out evidence of the prior leadership. This is more than just changing the names on the “About Us” page. Articles,… Read more »

Email, records, content, information, knowledge – What’s a records manager to do?

I saw this article on GCN, http://gcn.com/Articles/2010/01/19/Web-White-House-Email-system-details.aspx?s=gcndaily_200110&Page=1. While EmailXtender is probably not classified as an Records Managment Application, it appears to have RM capabilities. EMC makes Documentum, which is DoD 5015.02 certified. I was somewhat curious when they mentioned that the system is stored off-site, which made me wonder if this was an actual stand-alone… Read more »

Public Records…Tools to Archive Twitter and Facebook

I have been a social media/networking advocate for the past year. I have really enjoyed seeing all the ways government has opened up and embraced using social M/N tools to enhance their communications with their constituents. However, many governments are still in the beginning stages of figuring out how to use the tools, create a… Read more »

Lost Conversations, Lost Decisions, Lost History…

Originally posted on “TalkStandards”, 11th November 2009 There is no debate that standards have always played an important role in the design and delivery of eGovernment systems, since the mid-1990s we have been seeing standards play critical roles in data exchange, authentication and the way that information is ultimately presented back to the user. Early… Read more »

Fast records management (#ERM) facts from new AIIM survey

The new AIIM Records Management Industry Watch survey is now available. The survey can be downloaded at THIS LINK. The survey results are free, but you must register first. Overall, our findings show that in most organizations, electronic records are still taken less seriously than paper records. Responsibility for applying good records management practice to… Read more »