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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…

FAQ: How Can I Set Up an Email Filing System?

Setting up a filing system for your emails is a huge step in managing those sometimes insurmountable inboxes. However, sometimes those filing systems are as difficult to manage as the inboxes themselves, if folders are created on-the-fly or as seemingly needed for specific emails. One way to avoid this is by developing a filing system…

Records Management Spotlight On: Dallas ISD

Do you have a records management success story that you would like to share?  Email us at slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov and you could be featured on our blog! When Chris Stone began working for Dallas Independent School District in 1999, the records center was located on the sixth floor of an old Proctor and Gamble soap factory. …

Using Personal Email for Government Business is a Bad Idea – Here’s Why

We’ve all recently read about several government officials using personal email accounts or email servers to conduct government business.  But they are not alone by any means – a recent survey of 412 high-level government employees conducted by Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Meeting Group revealed that approximately one-third of the employees surveyed said they sometimes…

MER 2014 Recap: Information Governance and Remediation

This is a part of a series of recaps from the 2014 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, otherwise known as the MER Conference. Jason Baron, Esq. and Jay Brudz, Esq., who work in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, gave a joint presentation about how information governance (IG)…

Introduction to Information Governance (IG)

Information Governance (or IG) is hailed as the “next big thing” in records management, and was a prominent theme at both ARMA Houston and the National MER (Managing Electronic Records) conference, which I was fortunate to attend. So before I recap sessions that focus heavily on IG, let’s talk first about what IG actually is.…

ARMA International’s NewsWire: Missing Records and GARP®

ARMA International is a non-profit professional association for records and information management (RIM) practitioners and is the authority on RIM education.  The organization’s monthly online publication, Information Management NewsWire , presents the top global stories in managing records and information.  Check out this recent story about missing county records and ARMA’s Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® (GARP): http://www.arma.org/r1/news/newswire/2011/01/26/missing-n-j-records-found-on-loading-dock