Reason for A Concrete Records Management System

Lack of efficient records management is likened to having a disorganized but brilliant brain in a dead body; it is no good at all.  Record management is a key management function that can make or break an organisation. It improves efficiency, increases traceability and ensures regulatory compliance. It is paramount to ensuring that staff has easy access to information in the most cost effective way.

So, why have a concrete records management system?

A good records management system allows you to control the creation of new records for storage. It eliminates duplicate files and merges those in the same context for easy accessibility. It also sifts through the documents and only retains the important records and therefore reduces the need for huge storage space.

Knowledge Management 101

What is knowledge management? Many organisations have been in existence long before Kenya got her independence in 1963 and have a lot of information within their archives. Some if not all these organisations think that knowledge management is arranging this information chronologically and in a neat room/server historically.

What is the point of knowing so much yet not putting it to good use? It is said that Knowledge is power, I add, only when properly harnessed. Unused knowledge is useless. It is much worse when no one even knows it exists in the first place!

So, what really is knowledge management? Simply put, it is a continuous process where organisational information is collected & organised, distributed and used effectively by an organisation. There are more complicated definitions of knowledge management such as one by the Gartner Group that states: “Knowledge management is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an enterprise’s information assets.

The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop from the 8th to 12th May 2017

The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop runs from the 8th to 12th May 2017

Records and Information Management East Africa (RIMEA), will hold The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop from the 8th to 12th May 2017 at the Lake Naivasha, Panorama Park, Naivasha, Kenya for Librarians, Library Assistants, Knowledge Officers, Researchers, Authors  from both the private and public sector.