What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about your trip to the zoo or aquarium? It’s likely the animal and marine life you encountered—not the records behind the scenes. But those institutions must show evidence of having modern (preferably electronic) records management systems for managing animal records, veterinary records, and other relevant information. Guest speaker Josh Courteau will discuss the role records play in managing a world’s worth of animal data and describe the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) used by more than 1,100 institutions in over 96 countries. Guest speaker Matt Seguin will discuss research being conducted at Mote Marine Laboratory and his role in maintaining accurate physical and digital records of the animals in the collection.
Document and records management systems are awesome! That is, once they are up and running… But it takes time and hard work to get to that point. The benefits to a government’s or agency’s records program can be immense and the end justifies the means. Just how do you get there, though? Our speakers, Nathan Owens and Pari Swift, will share their journey from the RFP to implementation, to on-going maintenance of a system at a large state agency.
Join members of the Council of State Archivists to hear about exciting and varied experiences in careers as government archivists and records managers. Guest speakers include the director of the Kansas State Archives; an Illinois archivist who writes and edits state archives publications, manages grants, and is a records board deputy coordinator; and an archivist who works in proactive, secure, and efficient management of electronic records in Oregon.
Every industry presents its own unique properties and challenges in the management of physical and electronic records. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the ever expanding and important world of records management within the legal environment of a law firm setting.
This online presentation discusses the federal government’s use of social media and the balance between freedom of information and privacy. It will closely examine the social media platforms employed by the federal governments of five countries, along with a discussion of associated policies, reasons and issues. The guest speakers will also cover the freedom of information acts, privacy laws, regulations, and policies implemented within these same countries.
This session will introduce the Certified Information Professional certification, how to prepare for the CIP exam, and review available resources for CIP candidates. Attendees will learn why and how the CIP was created, the intended audience, and how the CIP relates to other industry designations and training programs.
Continuous improvement is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. The practice, formalized by the popularity of Lean/Kaizen in manufacturing and business, is now being used by thousands of companies worldwide to identify savings and process improvement opportunities. Cunniffe of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical, vaccines and biotech company, will give an overview of Lean concepts and discuss the use of Lean events at Sanofi in the Information and Records Management department, as well as across functions, to improve internal processes.
The ranks of the information governance (IG) community are stirring. A debate is taking place. There has been a concept floated by some thought leaders in IG that contends that we are moving to a world where we retain all information—forever. Some even contend that IG is just a fad and advances in search technology will soon eliminate the need for IG. This presentation debunks those notions and provides a solid rationale for IG.
With the issuance of a Presidential Directive on improving the management of federal records in November of 2011 and landmark updates to the Federal Records Act passed into law last year, there have been significant changes in how NARA and agencies are managing records. During this discussion, a member of the NARA RM policy team will talk about these changes and other improvements in the management of federal records.