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.
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.
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.