Shooting Wild Ducks after Sunset

Rebekkah Shaw Research

While looking for an old jury book, I came across U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt’s criminal docket book (series 4879). I couldn’t help but browse. Three pages, shown at the bottom, caught my eye. Here’s the story they tell. It was an hour after sunset November 6th, 1892 when Harry Edwards, J. Snyder, and John Rockwell went duck hunting in Salt …

ARO Spotlight: Student Data Privacy Team’s Records Retention Group

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

It’s time to spotlight another team that is making records management part of their office culture. It’s a daunting goal, but they’re excited to meet the challenge! The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student information very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program’s focus is (among other things) to ensure that student data are protected, …

General Retention Schedules and You!

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules

Have you looked at a General Retention Schedule and thought of a better title? Is there a citation you wish would be added or removed from the description? Or maybe the retention or appraisal is confusing and you’d like to ask a question. We want to hear from you! There are a few ways to give us feedback regarding the …

Classification and Big Bucket Retention

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules, Records Management

Co-authored by Archives and Records Service RIM Specialist Rebekkah Shaw and Chief Records Officer Kendra Yates.   We received feedback that record officers are confused about why we are consolidating the General Retention Schedules (GRS) and what a big bucket approach is. Why are the General Retention Schedules being consolidated? Back in July, we discussed what classification means in records and information management: …

Retention Talk- A few thoughts about updating your retention schedules

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management

When it comes time to update or create retention schedules, it can be overwhelming as you think about all the records your agency creates and maintains. Here are three tips (in no particular order) from our experience with records officers around the state! 1- Learn who actually deals with the records, and form a team in your office to discuss …

Spotlight on Kathy James, American Leadership Academy’s Records Officer

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Meet Kathy James, Records Manager, and registrar for American Leadership Academy. Carol has been managing the school’s records for 8 years. Jordan said “I am the registrar here at the academy. Part of my job is to collect, record, and store official documents for each of our 1,800 students. I also am responsible to make sure that there are multiple …

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday September 11th

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training

The Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to present this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and …

Getting closer! RIM is less than two weeks away!

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training

Join us September 11th for the Records and Information Management Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Registration is still open for in-person and online attendance, the event is free to attend. Meet our all-star presenters: Do this, Not That: Taking a Practical Approach to Records Management. Renée Wilson is a RIM specialist at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. She …

Need practical tools to build your RIM program?

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training

The Division of Archives and Records Service presents this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and available for …

Classification and the Purpose of General Retention Schedules: RIM v. GRAMA

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, Records Management

There is something unique about records management in Utah, and it might be causing confusion. We have two meanings for the term classification. One comes from the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), the other from the records management profession. In GRAMA Most of the records officers we work with refer to classification as defined in GRAMA, which states …