Protecting Organizations through Records Retention and Disposition

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ARMA International Announces New Online Course

The decision of whether to keep or discard paper and electronic records is not one to be taken lightly. Records retention and disposition requires a defined, systematic approach to avoid the pitfalls and risks associated with litigation. Each organization should be taking the necessary steps to protect themselves by ensuring they are not destroying records too soon. ARMA International's newest online course Records Retention and Disposition is the perfect resource for creating and implementing a records management program that includes an effective retention schedule.

This 90-minute online course provides a well-rounded introduction to the value and theory of records management; the basic skills of records inventory, retention scheduling, classification, storage; and in planning and managing a records management program. It offers an overview of records management terminology, concepts, and procedures to successfully manage records in today's business environment.

Records Retention and Disposition is full of practical, real-world solutions that can be put to work immediately. Individuals who complete the course will be able to:

  •     Describe the purpose and benefits of a records retention and disposition program
  •     Plan and implement a records inventory
  •     Develop a retention schedule based on inventory results and other considerations
  •     Determine the appropriate method of records disposition for a particular record

Each section contains learning objectives, audio, and review questions, as well as printable course notes for easy offline reading and review. For more information and to register, visit http://www.arma.org/learningcenter/onlinecourses/retentioncourse.cfm .

About ARMA International
ARMA International (http://www.arma.org)] is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information. It is known worldwide for setting standards and best practices, and for providing comprehensive education, publications, and information on the efficient maintenance, retrieval, and preservation of vital information created in public and private organizations in all sectors of the economy. Formed in 1955, ARMA International is the oldest and largest association for the records and information management profession with a current international membership of more than 11,000. It also publishes the Information Management magazine.

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Ashley Flynn
ARMA International
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