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File Plans: What Are They and How Can You Use Them?

In the records and information management (RIM) field, a file plan is a tool you can use to keep track of what and where records live in your organization for their entire lifecycle, from creation or receipt to disposition. Think of it as a roadmap that marks important landmarks regarding a record: where and in…

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RIM Brain: Law & Order: SVU

In a criminal justice system, records and information are necessary to support operations and functions. In a television show like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, our old friend RIM-Brain often pops in to say, “Hey, that’s not proper records and information management (RIM).” These are their stories. DUN-DUN. As always, spoilers ahead! “Game” (Season…

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Developing Internal Training

Developing training can be an intimidating task, but it doesn’t need to be insurmountable. Check out the tips below to get started on building an internal training program for your own organization. Get Top-Down Support We know we sound like a broken record about getting executive buy-in, but that is how important it is. This…

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Tips for Folder Structure Design and Cleanup

Shared file environments can be a real challenge to organize and maintain. Below are some tips to help your shared drive structures get into and stay in shape. Consistency Structure and Control Change Management Disposition Shared drives can be chaotic, but they don’t have to be that way. Employing simple techniques like the ones above…