Buckets

To Bucket or Not to Bucket…?

There is a term in records management circles you might have heard of called “big buckets.” Have you ever stopped and thought, “What is this? Should I be doing this? Am I missing out on something?” (Coincidentally, there’s the pop culture acronym F.O.M.O. which stands for “fear of missing out” that comes to mind. Google…

Records Management from the Top: Governing Bodies and State Agency Heads

This is the last in a series profiling the Who’s Who in Records Management. Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the Records Management Officer (RMO), records custodians, and records liaisons, who are all very much in the thick of things when it comes to records management. Today we’re taking a step back from hands-on records management to…

Records Custodian

Records Custodians: Why It’s a Great Idea to Appoint Them

In the past two weeks, we’ve talked about the duties of a Records Management Officer and how  important it is for them to identify allies in the workplace. It’s unlikely that the Records Management Officer can realistically keep track of every single record at all times. How do you handle this? You need to know…

Records Liaisons and Where to Find Them

Are you the lone wolf Records Management Officer leading the charge and taking the responsibility of records management in your organization? Maybe you’re fine just the way you are, but maybe you’d like a little help now and again to help implement the records management program and keep things running smoothly. This is where a…

What does it take to be a Records Management Officer?

Being a Records Management Officer (RMO) can seem like a huge undertaking. Being in charge of all of your organization’s records? Making sure your organization is abiding by records management laws? Protecting your organization from an audit? As RMO, you do have a great deal of power and responsibility. What are the main functions of…

Who’s Who in Records Management

We often talk about the importance of various roles in the world of records management. Most are familiar with the position of records management officer (RMO), but there are other important figures who have a hand in managing records. We will be introducing each of the major roles in a new blog series. Governing Body/State…