Capturing Social Media Records

Once you tackle determining whether social media content are records, the job is not quite done; capturing social media records is an extremely important aspect to successfully managing the records. Social media capture helps guarantee your government body has access to the records for review, use and, ultimately, destruction at the end of its retention…

RIM Month- Records Management Mad Libs!

As you probably already know, April is RIM Month as well as National Poetry Month. In honor of these glorious topics, we decided to kick up our heels a bit and create some light-hearted posts featuring records management-inspired poetry and now some fun mad libs to add some humor to an already hilarious field. I don’t…

FAQ: When is Social Media a Record?

If the question is, “Can Social Media Content be a record?” then the answer is “Yes, it can be.” This is supported by the definition of a government record as defined in the Local Government Records Act (LGRA) and in the Government Code Chapter 441 for State Agencies; records can exist in a variety of…

FAQ: What’s the Deal with Social Media?

Social media is a hot topic. This much is apparent based on the questions analysts receive during state and local government consulting. Answering these types of questions are always challenging because social media is a relatively new invention that continues to grow in use and impact. It’s an even newer service for governments who, with…

eRecords Conference 2015: Implementing an Electronic Document Management System – A RIM Professional’s Guide

This is the fifth post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. In today’s office environment, a whole host of factors drive the switch from paper to electronic records: the rapid increase in born digital and exclusive handling of many records…

e-Records Conference 2015: ECM Lessons Learned with Denton I.S.D

This is the third post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. “Going paperless” is a popular business trend these days, but implementing Electronic Content Management (ECM) for the first time in a traditional office setting can be perilous if not…

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e-Records Conference 2015: ERDMS Program Overview: Department of Interior

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. At the 2015 e-Records Conference, Vice President of Information Governance for IQ Business Group (IQBG) Carol Brock explained how her company helps the Department of Interior effectively manage 1M-70M…

e-Records Conference 2015: Introducing the Texas Digital Archive

This is the first post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. The Beginning The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) has been a topic of interest for years, but it wasn’t until this past year that the project picked up traction and resulted…