Category Archives: records management

Answering Drucker’s Questions for an information Organisation

Do you know what information your managers need to do their jobs?
How much of the data is for control and how much for information?
The answers to Drucker’s questions will tell how close you are to an information organisation Continue reading

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Threat to openness: managing access to public archives

In November 2015, I attended the Threats to Openness conference held at Northumbria University. The conference had a specific aim “discuss the growing threats to citizens’ rights to access public archives across the digital world.” Although we did not discuss … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe? The state’s only question about your digital identity

The major issue for the web is how to identify a user. At first glance, this seems an obvious question. We know who someone is by the IP address and the owner of the computer. Except that is not always … Continue reading

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Why do bureaucracies delay disclosing information: the Case of Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

According to a recent report, the Metropolitan Police have delayed the work of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.[1] The article says the delay is caused by the lack of an agreed protocol with the Panel for the transfer of documents … Continue reading

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The future of Records Management (A youtube video)

I thought it was time to join the YouTube generation and post a video. I narrated a PowerPoint presentation and converted it into a video. Although these tools have been around for a few years, I did this for two … Continue reading

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Is augmented reality the future for archives in a digital age?

I have been thinking about the future of archives for the next 20 years and how services will be delivered.  I am interested in how the public (archive users) will access the archives. In particular, I am interested in how … Continue reading

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Here is the next revolution in records and records management?

The way organisations view records and records management is set to change. Records management has always been about compliance.  Businesses and governments have to comply with the law.  There are penalties if a business or person does not keep the … Continue reading

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