Tag Archives: electronic records management
Five Best Practices for Managing Hybrid Records
We encounter many organizations that struggle with the relatively new dynamic of the hybrid records environment. Unlike the good old days, more and more organizations are having to deal with records in both paper and electronic format. Many kinds of records are equally likely to found in either format.
How to get started with metadata in records management
In our last blog post we looked at how metadata compares to electronic folder structures and full text search for finding records. When it comes to the speed and accuracy of records retrieval, we saw that metadata is the clear winner. To help you get started with metadata, this week’s post outlines several best practices to ensure that metadata will effectively support your RIM program.
How to manage paper and electronic records in the hybrid environment
Of all the challenges that records managers face, the hybrid records environment is probably the biggest of all. In military terms it’s a bit like fighting a war on two fronts. More and more records are starting to take the form of electronic documents, and at the same time, the volume of paper records is rising every year – with no let up in sight. With the reality of the hybrid environment upon us, records managers are under increased pressure to find a seamless solution to manage both kinds of records, often without extra budget to do so.
Three Handy Resources for Imaging and Electronic Records Management
A few weeks back we looked a list of the Top 100 records management resources on the web, which was recently compiled by members of a UK-based RM discussion group. Following up on that, this week’s post brings you some more helpful RM resources courtesy of the experts here at TAB, who are always working hard to share their expertise with our valued customers and colleagues.
Preserve your records so they can stand up as legal evidence
An organization’s records need to do more than allow business to run smoothly: they should act as a vital line of defense in the event of litigation or government investigation. No business wants to be involved in that kind of outside scrutiny, but it does happen, and in order for your information to protect you, all records need to be subjected to careful application of records management principles.
4 Tips for Managing Your Electronic Records
Most organizations now generate large volumes of electronic records, but this doesn’t mean that paper records collections are shrinking. Add storage and technological restraints to the mix and you are faced with a complex RM challenge. To help you successfully manage your electronic records, we’ve put together these 4 tips.