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The Relationships Between Data, Information, and Records

by Erica Rice Data. Information. Record. These terms are thrown around a lot in the information management world, and they are often used interchangeably. However, each of these terms has a distinct definition and purpose in the practice of records management. Let’s look at the definitions of each of these—and how they are related—to make…

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Incentivize an Imaging Project

Starting an imaging project might feel strenuous. However, it can be a fairly entertaining project for staff if it is managed correctly. How? As one my favorite professors ensured we understood… Incentives matter. Mrs. Patty This article will go over some practical tips for obtaining buy-in from your imaging staff that you may have not…

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RIM Month Virtual Swag Bag

By Erica Rice and Rebecca Hanna It’s that time of year again! April is “RIM Month,” which means that Records and Information Management (RIM) professionals the world over get together to educate their stakeholders on the value of records management. Aside from actively improving records management in your organization (e.g. training your employees, conducting cost-benefit…

RIM-Brain: The Office

by Brianna Cochran and Erica Rice Sometimes as records and information management (RIM) professionals, we become so used to looking for RIM issues at work that we continue to see those issues in our free time. We’ve dubbed this condition “RIM-Brain.” A leisure activity like watching television takes on larger implications as the RIM-Brain takes…

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What is a Subject File?

by Erica Rice If you are a close reader of the local or state retention schedules, you may have seen the term “subject file” appear in the descriptions of some of your favorite records series. Subject files are defined in the local schedules as “collections of correspondence, memos and printed materials on various individuals, activities,…