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January 18, 2012

In class:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of course objectives
  • Review of class syllabus
  • Overview of assignments
  • Discussions:
    1. What records and information management(RIM)is
    2. History of RIM
    3. Life cycle of records

Assignment for next class: Find a definition for the term "record" and bring it to class on 1/25/2012 for the discussion on definitions of records. There are various sources for a definition of a record. Some examples include:

Required readings for next class on 1/25/2012:

January 25, 2012

Readings required prior to class:

In class discussions:

  • Importance of how an organization defines a record
  • Examples definitions of records
  • Records as assets
  • Ownership of records
  • Types of records and their value
  • Vital records
  • Disaster preparedness

Required readings for next class on 2/01/2012:

February 1, 2012

  • In class:
  • Class discussion on required readings (read before class)
  • Saffady textbook, Chapter 1: Records Management as a Business Discipline (required reading prior to class)
  • Brumm, Eugenia K., and Diane K. Carlisle. "STANDARDS: Building Blocks for a Strong RIM Program." Information Management Journal 39, no. 6 (November 2005): 30-39.
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  • Discuss Current Topic Assignment
  • Current topics assigned
  • Discuss Case File Group Project
  • Case study groups assigned

Required readings for next class on 2/08/2012:

  • Saffady textbook, Chapters 2 & 3
    • Chapter 2: Preparing Retention Schedules I: Inventorying Records
    • Chapter 3: Preparing Retention Schedules II: Making Retention Decisions

February 8, 2012

    In class:
  • Class discussion on Saffady textbook, Chapters 2 & 3 (required reading prior to class)
    • Chapter 2: Preparing Retention Schedules I: Inventorying Records
    • Chapter 3: Preparing Retention Schedules II: Making Retention Decisions
  • Introduction to RIM related organizations and resources
  • Case study project group break out discussion groups
  • Case study group topics assigned
  • Assignment for next class: Bring something about a RIM resource that is interesting.
  • Required readings for next class on 2/15/2012:
  • Saffady textbook, Chapters 7 & 8
    • Chapter 7: Managing Active Paper Records
    • Chapter 8: Digital Documents

February 15, 2012

In class:

  • Class discussion on Saffady textbook, Chapters 7 & 8 (required reading prior to class)
    • Chapter 7: Managing Active Paper Records
    • Chapter 8: Digital Documents
  • Discuss RIM related organizations and resources
  • Required readings for next class on 2/22/2012:
  • Saffady textbook, Chapter 6: Vital Records

February 22, 2012

In class:

  • Class discussion on Saffady textbook, Chapter 6: Vital Records (required reading prior to class)
  • Case study project group break out discussion groups
  • Required readings for next class on 2/29/2012:
    • Chapter 4: Records Centerss
    • Chapter 5: Document Imaging Technologies

February 29, 2012

In class:

  • Class discussion on Saffady textbook, Chapters 4 & 5 (required reading prior to class)
    • Chapter 4: Records Centers
    • Chapter 5: Document Imaging Technologies
  • Case study project group break out discussion groups to finalize case study scenario statements
  • Case study scenario statements due by the end of class today
  • Discuss logistics for next week's field trip

Next class on 3/7/2012 will be a field trip to tour the State Records Center and Imaging Services Department located at 4400 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78756, (see the class schedule for 3/7 below for time and map)

March 7, 2012

Field trip to tour the State Records Center and Imaging Services Department

Class to meet at the State Records Center on Shoal Creek, at 12:45 PM.

March 14, 2012

  • No class - Spring Break

March 21, 2012

  • Current Topic Presentations
  • Discuss required readings for 3/21/12 (to be announced March 8th; read prior to 3/21 class)
  • Discuss logistics for next class and field trip.
  • Article citations for 4/04/2012 current topic presentations due by 6:00PM, 3/21/2012. Submit article citations by email to margaret@ischool.utexas.edu.

March 28, 2012

April 4, 2012

  • Current Topic Presentations
  • Discuss required readings for 4/4/2012 (required readings to be announced 3/22; read prior to 4/4 class)
  • Article citations for 4/18/2012 current topic presentations due by 6:00PM, 4/4/2012. Submit article citations by email to margaret@ischool.utexas.edu
  • Required reading for next class as announced on 3/29 (read prior to next class)

April 11, 2012

  • Current Topic Presentations
  • Discuss required readings for 4/11/2012 (required readings to be announced 3/29; read prior to 4/11 class)

April 18, 2012

  • Current Topic Presentations
  • Discuss required readings for 4/18/2012 (required readings to be announced 4/5; read prior to 4/18 class)

April 25, 2012

  • Group Presentations
  • Discuss group case file projects

May 2, 2012(Last day of class for this course)

  • Group Presentations
  • Discuss group case file projects
  • Reflect on course
  • Group written solutions and improvement plans due. The plans must be submitted by email, by 6:00PM, to m margaret@ischool.utexas.edu