Planning and Implementing Electronic Records Management: A Practical Guide

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$115.00
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$ 103.50
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-615-2
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
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Many organizations are moving away from managing records and information in paper form to setting up electronic records management (ERM) systems. There is a range of reasons for this: economic considerations may be the driver for change, or government policy initiatives may be coming into play. Whatever the reason in your organization, this book provides straightforward, practical guidance on how to prepare for and enable ERM. It sets out and explains the issues organizations need to consider in selecting a system, and the procedures required for effective implementation. Help is also given with the complexities of managing hybrid records during an interim period between paper and electronic record management.

The book is divided into three main parts covering the preparation for ERM, and its design and implementation. The key areas covered are:

the underlying principles
the context
making a business case for ERM
the main issues for design
the information survey
the file plan
appraisal methodology
preservation
access
the main issues for implementation
project management
procurement
change management
training, and
the future of information management

This essential guide should be on the desk of any library and information professional, records manager, archivist or knowledge manager involved in planning and introducing an ERM system, whether in a public or private sector organization.


PART 1: PREPARATION
1. Underlying principles
2. Context
3. Making a business case for ERM
PART 2: DESIGN 
4. Main issues for design
5. Information survey
6. File plan
7. Appraisal methodology
8. Preservation
9. Access
PART 3: IMPLEMENTATION 
10. Main issues for implementation
11. Project management
12. Procurement
13. Change management
14. Training
PART 4: THE FUTURE 
15. The future of information management
Appendix. Competency framework.

"For any organization intending to carry out an electronic records management implementation, or even simply just thinking about it, this book is invaluable…Highly recommended - Read this book and you may be able to save yourself a consultant's fee!"
— HEA-ICS