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Metadata Part 2 – Full-Text Searching Maximizes its RM Benefits

Monday, October 1, 2012

As a topic in records management, metadata is everywhere. There’s a ton of information available, but it may still be tough for some people to figure out exactly what metadata is and how to put it to best use in their RM program. The first part of this blog post explained what metadata is and how it works in a real-world context, specifically with electronic folder structures. This post looks at an on-going debate about metadata—namely, is it necessary for departments with full-text searching capabilities?


How Metadata Works and How it Can Help Your Organization – Part 1

Monday, September 17, 2012

Most RM professionals have probably heard about metadata—but what exactly does it mean and how can it help your organization? There’s a lot of differing information out there, so we’ve put this blog together to help you demystify and apply metadata in a way that will improve your records management.


Enterprise Content Management vs. Records Management Software: What’s Right for You?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Organizations are increasingly turning to software solutions to help manage records content—not only to improve information access, but also to help with risk management, compliance and any potential discovery process. Vendors have rushed in to meet this new demand for software, and with so many of them pushing different solutions, there is bound to be confusion.


How to Get Ready for an Imaging Project: Part Two

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Starting an imaging project is more than scanning documents. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at your records management requirements for your imaging program and answered 8 questions to determine your organization’s readiness. In Part 2 we’ll help you determine your Imaging Process Requirements before launching your conversion project.


Executing a Successful Imaging Project: Real-World Records Management

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What are the 3 things you need when imaging your critical records? Accessibility, security and integrity. For the Division of University Advancement at the University of Toronto, these were top of mind when they began the search for a digitization vendor.


Electronic Medical Records vs Paper: Surprising Results

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In a recent primary care “Practice Challenge” researchers from St. Mary’s Research Centre, MedbASE Research and McGill University challenged participating clinics to review their patients’ records to identify those who would benefit from six different types of evidence-based interventions.