Category Archives: Records management practice

British Standard BS 5454:2000 Withdrawn

The British Standard BS 5454 Recommendations for the Storage and Exhibition of Archival Documents has been in existence in one form or other since the late 1970’s. Throughout this period, it has been a fairly succint document (last revision contained … Continue reading

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What is your Policy for Making a Record of Telephone Conversations?

It seems that most of our electronic communications automatically generate a record that we are able to capture – if we so choose – and manage in a records management system. It is now possible to implement procedures that capture … Continue reading

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TMF Reference Model Revised

The Trial Master File (TMF) Reference Model consists of standardized taxonomy that outlines the clear definition and organization of TMF content using standard nomenclature. This model, developed by a working group of the DIA Document Management Special Interest Area Community … Continue reading

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Will ePub or HTML5 Be The New Standard for Electronic Records?

As an industry, I think records managers and archivists have generally welcomed the emergence of PDF and PDF/A as a standard for the creation and preservation of documents. At last we have a format that enables us to view documents … Continue reading

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DIA EDM Corner Has Moved

This is just a quick notification that as a result of restructuring of the DIA (Drug Information Association) website, the link to the EDM Corner has now changed. The EDM Corner contains links to Trial Master File Reference Model and … Continue reading

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Do You Destroy Records Securely?

When it comes to destroying records at the end of their retention period, I’m guessing that most records managers and archivists will have a well-established program to ensure such records are destroyed securely. There are industry standards for secure destruction, … Continue reading

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Use of Digital Signatures

I’ve just come across a White Paper from AIIM on the use of digital signature technology. As this makes for interesting reading, I thought I’d just share some highlights and provide a link to the full report: In 63% of … Continue reading

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