Now that you have gone ahead and destroyed your paper records it should be a snap to just take those paper record destruction practices and just mirror those practices in your electronic repository. Not so fast.
In this case study, Ms Emery will illustrate what can happen when an organization continues to use destruction procedures developed for physical documents when implementing an electronic records management (ERM) system. She will provide specific examples of retention and destruction language that does not translate well in the ERM environment and show how this practice has the potential to create organizational gridlock and impair ERM implementation. Ms Emery will also provide more appropriate alternatives for your reference.
From this session, attendees will take away:
- An understanding of why destruction processes do not have to be exactly to same to meet the organization’s RM objectives
- The downside to treating electronic records destruction procedures the same as physical document destruction procedures
- How important it is to make sure you review all retention and destruction practices prior to implementing an ERM system.
This is an interactive session where attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide insights based on their experiences with the same situation.
Speaker: Priscilla Emery