Why Effective Records Management Matters in a Democracy

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Typically, the justification for a records management (RM) program is tied to cost cutting, efficiency, and managing risk. While certainly important pieces of records management, for government records managers there is an additional and significant reason for a RM program.  Government archivists and records managers typically are guided by mission statements that focus on preserving and documenting government institutions. One …

Utah State Archives RIMM 2012 Records Management Conference

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The Archives is pleased to announce its morning keynote speaker for the Utah State Archives Electronic Records Management Conference 2012 will be Kenneth Thibodeau. Ken Thibodeau is a records and information management professional recognized around the world as a leading expert on electronic records and digital preservation. He has spoken at more than 150 conferences, published over 30 articles and …

Retention Talk – A Few Thoughts about Utah General Schedules.

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When it comes time to schedule records with the Utah State Archives and Records Service there may be some confusion about general retention schedules. What are general schedules? What purpose do they serve? How do I use a general schedule? ARMA International defines a retention schedule as: “A comprehensive list of records series, indicating for each the length of time it is …