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Filing Crash Course: Classification Schemes

A thoughtful filing system can save a lot of time and tears when it comes to retention and disposition. However, designing and implementing such a system is no mean feat. Seasoned records management officers (RMOs) and newly-minted records custodians alike often struggle with this task. “How,” you may ask yourself, “is it possible to store…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: Spooky Records

With the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn brings in cooler weather, shorter days, and heralds in the spooky season. This season brings harvests, pumpkins, spectacular eye-catching displays, and eerie paranormal searches for the source of morbid curiosities. Searching for a sense of hair-raising sites and information of the departed, where might one…

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Archives Month: Web Archive (WARC) File Format

It’s October, which means that it is once again time to celebrate American Archives Month! Throughout this month, the records management assistance unit will be taking a closer look into multidisciplinary issues that require input from both records managers and archivists—collaboration between these two professions is the key to solving many RIM-related obstacles. First on…

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Information Governance and the Records Lifecycle

When we talk about records management on this blog, we often use the “R.I.M.” or “RIM” acronym as a shorthand way to refer to the “records and information management” field. Records management (RM) is no longer a siloed discipline; RIM practitioners need to manage records within the entire information landscape of their organizations. Beyond the…