Posts Tagged: records management

Why Gov Needs Better Records Management

This post is informed by our recent GovLoop Academy Course, Your Playbook for Records Management. The 2012 Managing Government Records Directive has been touted as a major achievement for modernizing federal records management. Moving from paper-based to electronic records helps accelerate information searches and increases accessibility. It also greatly reduces the costs of storing hard-copy… Read more »

Celebrate and Learn about E-Record Day

In the 21st century, we are constantly inundated with digital innovations and necessities. It can become very overwhelming and confusing. Digitizing everything, especially important information, is a must not only for our day-to-day lives, but also in the workplace. Fortunately for some of us, there are various experts out there trying to help clear the… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Records Management

On Wednesday, GovLoop hosted its Second Annual State and Local Government Innovators Virtual Summit, an all-day, virtual event with six different online trainings, networking opportunities and resources to help state and local govies do their job better. Below is a recap of our session on The Secret to Better Records Management. Records management is one… Read more »

Records Management: You Gotta Take Your Medicine

There are some really foul-tasting medicines out there – malaria pills and cough syrup especially come to mind. But even though it’s no fun to take your medicine, it helps, and it’s much better than being sick. Who actually wants malaria? Records management, like medicine, is not the most exciting thing, but it’s absolutely necessary… Read more »

Records and Information Management FOSE Track 2012 – Register Today for Discount

I am looking forward to attending the FOSE Conference April 3-5 in Washington DC. This is the final post in a blog series highlighting the 2012 conference tracks. Throughout this week I have been highlighting one of the tracks and provide some insights on what you can expect to see at FOSE 2012. The five… Read more »

The Gov 2.0 Condundrum

Without a doubt, there’s a lot to be gained when government leverages Web 2.0 tools to provide better communications and service. But for every success story there seems to be an equal number of roadblocks preventing public servants from venturing into Gov 2.0. Last week there was a Congressional hearing before the Information Policy, Census… 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 »