Records Management

Hack your records! 10 simple steps for better records management

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Judith Dray

This post is based on a hand-out produced for staff at Cardiff University and was available during the recent Staff Speak Week. As such, it is primarily aimed at Cardiff University Staff and so contains links to internal guidance and procedures. We hope you find something useful!   By managing your records well, you can benefit from easily
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Could better Records Management have saved the clones? Orphan Black, inadequate archivists and the 5¼” floppy disk dilemma

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Judith Dray

By Siân Collins WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SERIES 2, EPISODES 1-8 OF ORPHAN BLACK!! I am currently catching up with the second series of Orphan Black. Although I’m enjoying the story I’ve been distracted by two things. First of all, Sarah was led down to the crypt of a church where the archives of a local
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On Managing Records and Personal Data at Dunder Mifflin: The Michael Scott Approach

Posted on 26 March 2015 by Judith Dray

I’ve recently been watching the US series of the Office – for purely professional purposes, of course… I was struck by the amount of times records management issues jumped out at me (a worrying thing to admit, I know!). In Series 2, Episode 21 “Conflict Resolution” which originally aired in May 2006, the office manager
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