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Conference 2008

11th Annual Conference "Records Management: The State of the Art"

Edinburgh, 20-22 April 2008

Celebrating 25 years of the IRMS

The 2008 Conference featured main conference sessions with key thought leaders in the profession, seminar sessions with panels of speakers presenting different perspectives on a point of interest, and collaborative debates where delegates have a dialogue on the key issues for our field.

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Intoduction from IRMS Chair

Dr Paul DullerOn behalf of the Information and Records Management Society, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us for the prestigious 11th Information and Records Management Society Conference, 'Records Management: The State of the Art'. This year's conference will be held from Sunday 20th April to Tuesday 22nd April 2008 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh.

2008 marks the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the IRMS, and the Society will be marking this with a landmark event. This year we have enlisted the help of conference specialists, Benchmark Communications.

The Conference has always been famed as a friendly and very social gathering, where debate ranges freely in conference sessions, in breaks and in convivial evening gatherings. This year we look forward to an extensive programme, innovative exhibition and a fun packed social programme.

I look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.

Paul Duller

Dr Paul Duller

IRMS Chair


Conference Themes

The 21st century records manager

  • Spreading records management literacy inside your organisation
  • Using brands to promote records management
  • Using networks and communities of practice to promote records management
  • Using humour to promote records management
  • Influencing skills and managing change

Managing electronic records: EDRM, SharePoint and Web 2.0

  • Practitioners’ experience in managing records with EDRM, and without EDRM
  • What impact will Web 2.0 have on records management?
  • How effective is MOSS 2007 (SharePoint) as a records management tool?
  • How does EDRM integrate and relate to other kinds of information system?
  • MoReq 2

Learning from other sectors

Your chance to learn what is going on with records management in other sectors of the economy:

  • Private Sector (Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Construction)
  • Central Government
  • Local Government
  • Higher Education

Key debates in records management

  • Is the jury still out on EDRM?
  • Will search do away with the need for classification?
  • What is the future of the management of electronic records?
  • How relevant and useful is recent academic research into records management?



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