Folksonomy and Taxonomy

Folksonomy and Taxonomy: two classifications, one new and one old, that are the often-overlooked building blocks of records management. They not only help organize and classify information, but are also essential to successful records management. What is Folksonomy? Folksonomy is a fairly new term created in 2004 by Thomas Vander Wal and is a portmanteau…

“Transaction” in Records Management

Understanding what meets the definition of a “local government record” is important for a local government employee (especially a Records Management Officer). This is because your entity’s local government record is a record that you’re required to keep for a certain amount of time based on laws, rules, and standards associated with the Texas State…

10 Things We Love About Records Management

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to acknowledge the ten things we love about records management. From Webinars to Teamwork, analysts Joslyn Ceasar and Raul Gonzalez wrote about 5 things they each love about records management, and what those things mean to them. Joslyn Ceasar: Joslyn’s approach was to records management and Valentine’s Day…

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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…

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Introducing One Page Quick Reference Guides

The records management assistance unit has launched a Records Management Guidance Library, consisting of one page quick guides on hot topics and frequently asked questions. The first three topics covered in this newly launched training library are: Social Media Records Email Records Imaging & Scanning New guides will be published based on popular demand. If…