e-Records Conference 2016: Call for Presentations Extended

At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management e-Records Conference 2016 Austin, TX Friday, November 4, 2016 We are still accepting presentation proposals from state government organizations (state agencies, universities or local governments), vendors and subject matter experts from various organizations to share both their challenges and successes with managing electronic records. This event is…

e-Records Conference 2016: Call for Presentations

At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management e-Records Conference 2016 Austin, TX Friday, November 4, 2016   Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways. From data management initiatives to enterprise content management, here is an opportunity to share your best practices, challenges and lessons learned to help…

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Social Media Policies and Procedures

Creating policies for social media records is vital to successfully managing those records and notifying the public of the areas that impact their use of agency social media tools.We’ve previously discussed the benefits and challenges of using social media, identification and retention of social media, and we outlined some methods of capturing these records. So…

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…