Deborah Robbins flexes her planning muscles.

eRecords 2018: Data Mapping and Agile Development

Data Mapping: Finding An Organization’s True Treasure If you missed Deborah Robbins of Paypal after lunch, you missed a true treasure. Her highly entertaining and informative talk focused on data mapping from a records management perspective. The kind of data mapping Ms. Robbins encouraged brings together the strengths of a traditional records inventory and an…

e-Records 2018: Digital Transformation for the City of Georgetown

Mergers and acquisitions can be complicated and often will involve a fair amount of records management to achieve the task. This is exactly what the City of Georgetown (CoG) faced when Georgetown Utility and a Special Utility District were merged, relying on the transfer of records and information management to combine all the necessary documents…

eRecords 2018: Panel Discussions on Preservation and Protecting the Bits

At the eRecords Conference, a diverse group of RMOs and records managers from the State Agency Coordinating Committee (SACC) Records Management Subcommittee joined up to have a conversation about how they are tackling records management issues and preservation in their respective agencies. Moderator Christi Brisky from the Department of Information Resources was joined by panelists…

e-Records 2018: Tackle Tough E-Records Challenges

Another e-Records Conference is in the books! We more than met expectations this year with over 350 people in attendance representing about 60 state agencies, 61 local government entities, and 22 vendors. We also had 23 speakers providing 12 educational sessions (the most sessions ever!) focused on this year’s theme of tackling tough e-records challenges…

FAQ Redux: How long do I keep email?

A long time ago (relative to our blog’s history), we published the first of many frequently-asked-question articles about retention of email. The answer we give today when people ask how long to keep email is still the same (“it depends!”), but we have since published many more articles dissecting the topic. Today, we’ve compiled a…