We all know that records are some of your organization’s most valuable assets. Without records, your organization might not even exist! Having records is all well and good, but do you know what records you have and where they are? If not, you might be missing out on some real treasure!
I like to think of an inventory as a search for buried treasure. You have to plan for it, just like you would for an epic adventure quest. You need to get buy-in from stakeholders, and yes–there is even a map involved! And in the end, you have an immensely valuable document. It might not be as shiny as gold and pearls, but it can save you a lot of time and money when you are revising a retention schedule or fulfilling a public information request.
Title: Conducting a Records Inventory
Description: An inventory is a crucial component of any records management program. However, inventories can be very complex and overwhelming projects, especially when it comes to electronic records. In this webinar, intended for both local governments and state agencies, we will guide you through the process of planning and conducting an inventory that encompasses both paper and electronic records. We will share tips about how to get buy-in from upper management as well as your colleagues, and how to make the inventory go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we will look at ways that you can use the information you gathered – whether by creating a retention schedule or by identifying records that are eligible for destruction.
Presenter: Marianna Symeonides, Government Information Analyst
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
When: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST