Finding RM News You Can Use
Tools, tips, and tricks for tracking records management updates




Robin Riat, CRM

March 2, ...
Government RM News
NARA News
• U.S. National Archives & Records
  Administration
  – www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/


• Bulletins
  – www.arc...
Others to try
• Council of State Archivists (CoSA)
   – www.statearchivists.org
     www.statearchivists.org/arc/states/ne...
E-mail lists
RECMGMT-L
• Browse or search the list archives
  – lists.ufl.edu/archives/recmgmt-l.html

• Send an e-mail to listserv@lis...
RECMGMT-L RAIN
• Records and Archives in the News – links to
  news stories on records and archives topics

• See the RECM...
ERECS-L
• Electronic records focus

• Browse the list archives at
  http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/archives/erecs-l.html
...
ARMA E-mail lists
• Local ARMA chapters
  – See www.arma.org/about/chapters

• ARMA International
  – See www.arma.org
  –...
SAA lists
• Society of American Archivists
  – www.archivists.org/listservs

  – Archives and Archivists list
     • Brows...
More lists
• CoSA list
   – www.statearchivists.org/admin/listserv.htm

• Records Management Association of Australia
   –...
Magazines and Journals
Magazines and Journals
•   Professional association and trade journals

•   Disaster Recovery Journal
     – www.drj.com

...
Podcasts
Podcasts
• Inside the Records Room
  – www.insidetherecordsroom.com

• Federal News Radio
  – federalnewsradio.com

• AIIM...
Blogs
RM and Archives Blogs
• Above the RIM (Patrick Cunningham)
    – cunninghamabovetherim.blogspot.com
• Accelerating Positiv...
RM and Archives Blogs
• ARMA InfoPro
   – blog.arma.org
• Hanging Together
   – hangingtogether.org
• Informata (Jesse Wil...
RM and Archives Blogs
• Records Junkie (Russell D. James)
   – recordsjunkie.blogspot.com
• Records Management Futurewatch...
Institutions with Blogs
• ArchivesNext also highlights and links to
  blogs for institutions
  – www.archivesnext.com/?pag...
Breaking news: Microblogs
Twitter
• Short, 140-character updates
• Personal, professional, institutional
• Some announce new blog posts, updates
Twitter searches and hashtags
• See search.twitter.com
  allows you to search by keyword

• #hashtags allow users to tag c...
A few to try:
Archives*Open                      Twitter Fan US Government list
   twitter.com/archivesopen           twit...
Tracking it all: Google Alerts
Google Alerts
• www.google.com/alerts

• Enter your search term
                           Phrases like “records
         ...
Google Alerts
• www.google.com/alerts

• Select your terms and how often you want
  alerts sent to you
Google Alerts
Tracking it all: RSS Feeds
Tracking it All: RSS Feeds
• RSS = Really Simple Syndication
  – Format for delivering Web content

• Readers: Firefox Liv...
Tracking it All: RSS Feeds
• Web-based RSS aggregators / feed readers
  – Google Reader    www.google.com/reader
  – Newsg...
Example
Twitter search results via RSS

          search.twitter.com
News from your network
Social Networks
• AIIM’s Information Zen
  – www.informationzen.org

• LinkedIn
  – www.LinkedIn.com
  – Groups for ARMA m...
Pace yourself
What are your favorite news sources?
Feedback, comments, and questions to:

Robin Riat, CRM
RobinRKC@kc.rr.com
www.twitter.com/RobinRKC
bookishdisposition.type...
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  • This is an excellent presentation, thoughtful, clear, innovative, insightful and very informative!
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  • Robin, there are several resources here that I wasn't aware of. Depending on personal interest, this is a great tool for records professionals to keep up to date on what is happening in RIM within the community of records management as well as out in the world. This presentation could also be used as a marketing resource -- showing the unenlightened or the recent convert all these references; a staff development tool (give them assignments); as a tool to use to find examples and references for cost justification, ROI, etc. for budget, etc.
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Finding Records Management News You Can Use

  1. 1. Finding RM News You Can Use Tools, tips, and tricks for tracking records management updates Robin Riat, CRM March 2, 2009
  2. 2. Government RM News
  3. 3. NARA News • U.S. National Archives & Records Administration – www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/ • Bulletins – www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/ • Regional newsletters and updates
  4. 4. Others to try • Council of State Archivists (CoSA) – www.statearchivists.org www.statearchivists.org/arc/states/newsletters.htm • The National Archives (UK) – www.nationalarchives.gov.uk • National Archives of Australia – www.naa.gov.au • Library and Archives Canada – www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
  5. 5. E-mail lists
  6. 6. RECMGMT-L • Browse or search the list archives – lists.ufl.edu/archives/recmgmt-l.html • Send an e-mail to listserv@lists.ufl.edu – Leave the subject line blank – In the message body, type • SUBSCRIBE RECMGMT-L your name
  7. 7. RECMGMT-L RAIN • Records and Archives in the News – links to news stories on records and archives topics • See the RECMGMT-L list archives – http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/recmgmt-l.html
  8. 8. ERECS-L • Electronic records focus • Browse the list archives at http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/archives/erecs-l.html • To subscribe, send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU – In the body of the e-mail, put SUBSCRIBE ERECS-L
  9. 9. ARMA E-mail lists • Local ARMA chapters – See www.arma.org/about/chapters • ARMA International – See www.arma.org – Policy briefs – Newswire
  10. 10. SAA lists • Society of American Archivists – www.archivists.org/listservs – Archives and Archivists list • Browse and read online at forums.archivists.org/read/?forum=archives • Subscription information www.archivists.org/listservs/arch_listserv_terms.asp
  11. 11. More lists • CoSA list – www.statearchivists.org/admin/listserv.htm • Records Management Association of Australia – www.rmaa.com.au/docs/contacts/listserv.cfm • Records-Management-UK – https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=RECORDS- MANAGEMENT-UK • Digital Preservation – https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=digital- preservation
  12. 12. Magazines and Journals
  13. 13. Magazines and Journals • Professional association and trade journals • Disaster Recovery Journal – www.drj.com • Federal Computer Week – www.fcw.com/records_management • Government Computer News – www.gcn.com • ARMA International InfoPro and Information Management Journal – www.arma.org • AIIM Infonomics – www.aiim.org/Infonomics
  14. 14. Podcasts
  15. 15. Podcasts • Inside the Records Room – www.insidetherecordsroom.com • Federal News Radio – federalnewsradio.com • AIIM Podcasts – www.aiim.org/ResourceCenter/Podcast
  16. 16. Blogs
  17. 17. RM and Archives Blogs • Above the RIM (Patrick Cunningham) – cunninghamabovetherim.blogspot.com • Accelerating Positive Change in Electronic Records Management – acerm.blogspot.com • AIIM’s Digital Landfill – aiim.typepad.com • ArchivesBlogs “A syndicated collection of blogs by and about archivists” – archivesblogs.com • ArchivesNext – www.archivesnext.com
  18. 18. RM and Archives Blogs • ARMA InfoPro – blog.arma.org • Hanging Together – hangingtogether.org • Informata (Jesse Wilkins) – informata.blogspot.com • L’Archivista – larchivista.blogspot.com • One Man Typing (Alan Bell) – one-man-typing.blogspot.com
  19. 19. RM and Archives Blogs • Records Junkie (Russell D. James) – recordsjunkie.blogspot.com • Records Management Futurewatch (Steve Bailey) – rmfuturewatch.blogspot.com • RIM Thought (Doug Allen) – www.rimthought.com • RIMnant (Mimi Dionne) – rimnant.blogspot.com • Spellbound Blog (Jeanne Kramer-Smyth ) – www.spellboundblog.com • Ten Thousand Year Blog (David Mattison) – www.davidmattison.ca
  20. 20. Institutions with Blogs • ArchivesNext also highlights and links to blogs for institutions – www.archivesnext.com/?page_id=62 • Smithsonian 2.0 – smithsonian20.si.edu • Library of Congress – www.loc.gov/blog
  21. 21. Breaking news: Microblogs
  22. 22. Twitter • Short, 140-character updates • Personal, professional, institutional • Some announce new blog posts, updates
  23. 23. Twitter searches and hashtags • See search.twitter.com allows you to search by keyword • #hashtags allow users to tag content by subject – Conference names like #ARMA2008 – Subjects like #archives
  24. 24. A few to try: Archives*Open Twitter Fan US Government list twitter.com/archivesopen twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment ARMA International twitter.com/ARMA_INT BearingPoint GovTwit directory BBC Technology news newthinking.bearingpoint.com/2008/ twitter.com/bbctech 11/20/govtwit-directory/ Government Executive twitter.com/GovExec Twitterholic list of most-followed feeds Library of Congress twitterholic.com twitter.com/librarycongress MIT Technology Review twitter.com/techreview NextGov twitter.com/NextGov Preservation Today twitter.com/PTnews USA.gov twitter.com/USAgov
  25. 25. Tracking it all: Google Alerts
  26. 26. Google Alerts • www.google.com/alerts • Enter your search term Phrases like “records management” can be contained in quotes You can limit the sites searched by adding site:.gov, site:.org, etc.
  27. 27. Google Alerts • www.google.com/alerts • Select your terms and how often you want alerts sent to you
  28. 28. Google Alerts
  29. 29. Tracking it all: RSS Feeds
  30. 30. Tracking it All: RSS Feeds • RSS = Really Simple Syndication – Format for delivering Web content • Readers: Firefox Live Bookmarks – see support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Live+Bookmarks
  31. 31. Tracking it All: RSS Feeds • Web-based RSS aggregators / feed readers – Google Reader www.google.com/reader – Newsgator www.newsgator.com – Bloglines www.bloglines.com
  32. 32. Example
  33. 33. Twitter search results via RSS search.twitter.com
  34. 34. News from your network
  35. 35. Social Networks • AIIM’s Information Zen – www.informationzen.org • LinkedIn – www.LinkedIn.com – Groups for ARMA members, CRMs • GovLoop – www.govloop.com
  36. 36. Pace yourself
  37. 37. What are your favorite news sources?
  38. 38. Feedback, comments, and questions to: Robin Riat, CRM RobinRKC@kc.rr.com www.twitter.com/RobinRKC bookishdisposition.typepad.com

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