First things first. Were you aware that AIIM has launched a new on-line Records Management Community?
Check it out. Registration is free. You will find all sorts of information, organized into 4 parts -- news from experts in the field, a collection of best practices information under the label "Everything You Need to Know Wiki," a Buyers Guide (with user ratings), and a discussion area. Bear with us while we grow critical mass from our other social sites, but visit the community and I think you'll get a clear idea of where we are headed.
To give you an idea of the richness of resource that has started to build, here are some samples from our network of Expert Bloggers...
By Mike Alsup
Senior Vice President for Gimmal Group
Here is what I saw related to records management at the AIIM Show in Philadelphia: SharePoint 2010 was clearly in ascendance.
By Jayne Bellyk
RIM Program Manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Reading the words of my fellow bloggers last week, it seems that the topic of Information Governance (IG) is on most people’s minds. It is definitely on my mind, but I...
By Russ Stalters
Head, Information and Records Architecture for BP
For anyone who attended the 2010 AIIM expo + conference last week you had to wonder if this were really the “SharePoint Conference”. As I walked around the expo...
By Mark Mandel
Public Records Administrator for Executive Office of the Mayor, Washington D.C. Office of Public Records
This year I was only able to go to the show for one day, as a day trip. This year was my 24th show in a row.
By Jesse Wilkins
Principal Consultant for Access Sciences
It's an interesting time to be a records manager. Many of my blogging colleagues have noted the increased emphasis on information governance...
By Timothy Elmore
CIO for Federal Credit Union
When we first started a records management initiative 15 years ago, it was all about scanning account agreements and storing statements & green bar reports from our core...
By Mimi Dionne
Consultant for Mimi Dionne Consulting
I’ve matured professionally in an era of progressive electronic records and information management. My education in grad school 10 years ago consisted of hard copy,...
By James Watson
CEO and Founder for Doculabs, Inc.
How come the companies that keep everything forever always get in trouble, while the folks that retain very little get off easy? If this continues to hold true, why not...
By Susan Goodman
Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Enterprise Digital Records Program (EDRP) for Bank of America
In my first blog post last week, I talked about foundational requirements that, in my opinion, support maintaining trustworthy electronic records in lieu of paper - unless there...
By Julie Gable
President/Founder for Gable Consulting
A file plan or classification scheme is a basic building block for successful ERM. The file plan is a category hierarchy, usually presented conceptually as nested folders.