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Introduction to Records & Information Management Presentation


  • 90-minute narrated presentation
  • Take it anytime, at your own pace
  • Includes links to resources and assistance in your own state or territory

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Course Information

Sound records and information management practices are fundamental to the efficient and economical operations of any government agency. When disasters strike, state and local governments with effective records and information management programs are more likely to be able to access essential records and re-establish critical business operations quickly.

State, local, territorial, and tribal government employees who are responsible for creating and maintaining records of any kind and in any format, both paper and electronic:

  • City and county clerks
  • Recorders
  • Administrators
  • COOP and emergency preparedness personnel
  • Information technology staff

This course explains the basic concepts and processes of records and information management (RIM), including:

  • Why records and information management is so important?
  • Who is responsible for records and information management?
  • What are the key tools and processes used in records and information management?
  • How does records and information management support disaster preparedness and continuity of operations?

The Introduction to Records and Information Management is a suggested prerequisite for the two main IPER courses on Essential Records and Records Emergency Planning and Response.