RIM Resources Needed for University Instruction


This not ARMA Milwaukee business but I thought you all would be a good resource to turn to. This coming semester, I am teaching my records management course. For one of the assignments, I want my students to either attend an ARMA chapter event or watch a RIM-related webinar. Because this class is offered online, I cannot require my students to attend an chapter event because of schedule conflicts or because they may not have easy access to a chapter. Therefore, I am expanding this assignment to include webinars.

Aside from the handful of webinars that ARMA puts on as part of its iMaster’s series and those offered by AIIM, I am wondering if you any of you have any other suggestions or resources to where I could point my students? Do you know of any other organizations (or even companies) that regularly put on RIM-related webinars?

Please email me directly, force@uwm.edu, with any suggestions.  If a list builds, I will be more than happy to share it with everyone.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Donald C. Force, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Office: NWQ 3495
Phone: (414) 229-2792

Digital Conversion

Name: Judy

Hello everyone!

I am looking for comments/feedback from anyone who has gone through a media conversion project converting microfilm/microfiche jackets to digital.  We have a goal to convert some of our records and intend to destroy the microfilm following successful conversion, so I have questions related to the successful management of a project like this.

  1. Please describe your microfilm conversion project and what types of media you converted.
  2. Was the conversion work performed at your location or at a vendor location?
  3. What percentage of the converted images did you review as a double check?
    1. Did you start at a certain level of quality check and were you able to scale it back after some time?  Please explain.
  4. Were any images on film missed for conversion, and if so, how were these identified and resolved?
  5. How much effort was required managing microfilm going out/coming back, retrievals against microfilm at the vendor, and reviewing the converted images received?
  6. Did you have to retrieve any documents during the project? If so, how well did that process go?
  7. Did you use a courier service for transporting records to the vendor?  Did it work well? Please describe the process used.
  8. Overall, what went well?
  9. What didn’t go as well as expected?
  10. Is there anything you would do differently?  Any recommendations for success?

Thank you so much for considering providing input on your media conversion project.  All comments are very much appreciated!