The RIM Reporter - Spring Edition



Welcome to the Spring edition of The RIM Reporter, our chapter Newsletter.

As always, we appreciate your feedback. Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions or comments. For regular updates on what our chapter is doing check out our website and connect with us on our LinkedIn group and Twitter.

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AIEF Publishes Research Paper

The AIEF has published its latest research paper; Information Governance and Public Engagement; How U.S. Federal Department Policies are Addressing Social Media Records by author Chad Doran, PhD, CRM.  This paper is available free of charge for anyone to download from the AIEF Web Site. 

About the research:
Social media technologies serve important functions in support of government services in areas such as education, public relations, health and safety, and internal and external communication networks. This research project focuses on social media usage in federal departments and agencies and the gap between written best practices and practical application. It furnishes a review of policies and practices related to social media across federal executive branch departments. The research findings provide records and archives practitioners, researchers, technologists, government officials, and policymakers with insights into policy development in the U.S. federal government which addresses records generated by social media.

This research paper may be downloaded for free from the AIEF web site:


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May Session of the Month

One of the benefits of membership in the chapter is access to affordable RIM and Information Governance education.  Our goal is provide you with the resources you want to assist in your professional success!  One of those manner benefits is the partnership ARMA International has developed with RIM On-Demand to offer online education that is recorded from the MER conference to individuals - FREE - to you as a member!  These free sessions are available only to Chapter members and only for a limited time. 

Keynote: Content in the Cloud - Opportunity or New Risk for Records Managers?


Cloud computing is emerging as a strategic IT initiative in many companies. As computing moves to the "cloud" so does content - and records management. This Keynote from the MER Conference addresses:


- What are the "drivers" behind the shift to the cloud,
- Why content management in the cloud has unique advantages vs. traditional approaches, and
- What are the strategic implications - for cloud records management and today's records managers.


This web seminar then defines differing approaches for using cloud based records management and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally a case is presented for how managing content in the cloud may be actually a safer and more effective records management strategy for certain types of organizations - both for records management and e-discovery. 


ICRM Maintenance Credits: 1.00 

Members: Visit our Session of the Month page for instructions on accessing this session for free. 

As a reminder, this session is only available during the current month. To view it any time after, you will need to purchase the session at a cost of $45.00.  So don’t miss out on this ARMAmazing opportunity.

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