The personal challenges records managers face

The IRMS Ireland Group held their Spring meeting in the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin on Friday, 11 April. With over 40 in attendance, the day was all about personal and corporate effectiveness in the area of records management. We would like to thank our sponsors Oasis Records Management for making this possible.


Karen Maher, SHRC Ltd looked at how to improve personal effectiveness. Fearghal Kearney, Bizquip outlined the essentials and must-haves for any successful records management implementation. His concise guide to records management was circulated to those who attended the meeting. Louise Donovan, Acenden Mortgage Servicing Solutions described how she managed a large scale migration of electronic records. Karl Kohler of Wincanton Records Management focused on emerging changes in the business due to legislation like the Consumer Protection Code, which have helped to bring records management to the fore in the corporate agenda. Tom Gilsenan of Informa, outlined factors that must be considered when undertaking a digitization project for legacy records. Participants were excited by a presentation from Nick Keegan of Green Letterbox, who have created a digital post box for every postal address in Ireland that will allow users to receive their official post in digital format, delivered to their smart phone, iPad or desktop. See the agenda below and the presentations here. AGENDA 11 April 2014 - People, Policy and Problems 09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Coffee 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and IntroductionsChris Manson, Chairperson, IRMS Ireland 10.05 – 11.00 Influencing Records Management Policy in your organisationKaren Maher, SHRC Ltd 11.00 – 11.30 Implementing records management at the organisational levelFeargal Kearney, Bizquip 11.30 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee and Networking Opportunity 11.45 – 12.15 Replacing the people?Nicholas Keegan, CEO of Green Letterbox and GM ofPersona Ltd 12.15 – 12.45 Bringing People with you – Implementing RecordsManagementLouise Donovan, Acenden Mortgage Servicing Solutions 12.45 – 13.30 Lunch and networking opportunity 13.30 – 14.00 Facing Problems? People and Records ManagementKarl Kohler, Wincanton Records Management and IRMS Committee 14.00 – 14.30 ‘The practicalities of managing a legacy archive from a digitizing perspective'Tom Gilsenan, Informa 14:30 – 15.00 Closing remarks The IRMS Ireland are delighted that this event is sponsored by Oasis RecordsManagement and we would like to thank them for their support.


Presentations from the 11 April meeting are now available on the IRMS website .

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