Off the Record: eRecords, AI, the Future of RM, a Laugh and a Training Opportunity

Off the Record

Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics; some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes.

No, we didn’t write these articles —hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”— , but fortunately we didn’t need to in order to share the knowledge with our subscribers.

Let us know in the comments below what topics you are interested in learning more about!


Retired California State Senator is Using AI to Transcribe Local Government Hearings for Search and Alerts – Boing Boing

One former government official is finding a way to cut through the digital data melee to make public records truly public and accessible. A collaboration between a group of Cal Poly students and Sam Blakeslee created Digital Democracy, an automated service that will collect local government hearings and meetings and then use machine-learning systems to generate transcripts of the conversations and events.

Digital Democracy even implements facial recognition software to correctly attribute comments to the politicians who uttered them.

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry Holds Town Hall Via Facebook Live – Government Technology

Who says government can’t be on the cutting edge of technology? Taking notes from other groups and brands who’ve appropriated the medium in order to meet his audience where they operate, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry uses the Facebook tool to hold a digital town hall meeting in order to field questions and discuss pertinent federal initiatives and events.

The Power of the Record – George Despres, CRM (Brandeies University)

We’ve all been guilty at one point or another of giving in to our inner turmoil regarding uncertainty of the future of a number of things in our lives; Don’t let one of those things be Records Management!

George Despres, the Program Director of Records Management at Brandeis University, penned —typed?— an empowering and enlightening blog regarding the future of the profession and the power of the record, professionally and politically.

WEBINAR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY- March 29- “Trusted Transformation: Government Cloud Services for Better Performance” – Government Technology

Take a break from your challenging daily work to learn about cloud services for governments in a free webinar offered by Government Technology on Wednesday, March 29th from 10:00 am- 11:00am!

The Most Interesting Records Manager in the World – ARMA International

2 thoughts on “Off the Record: eRecords, AI, the Future of RM, a Laugh and a Training Opportunity

  1. Antoinette, you’ve come to the right place! We have some great resources within this blog and if you are subscribed, you will also receive information regarding upcoming training opportunities including free webinars.

    Feel free to reach out to your assigned analyst with any specific questions you may have!

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