Montana Secretary of State

Introduction to Records and Information Management

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This course was developed by the Council of State Archivists as part of its FEMA-funded Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) Project. This course will take a minute or so to load because of its size.

This 90-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation is a suggested prerequisite for the two main courses in the IPER training program: Essential Records and Records Emergency Planning and Response.

The course explains the basic concepts and process of records and information management, including:

  • Why the proper management of records and information is so important;
  • Who is responsible for records and information management;
  • What are the key tools and processes used in records and information management; and
  • How does records and information management support disaster preparedness and continuity of operations.

The presentation is available for viewing by anyone free of charge and without regard to state of residence.

The development of this course and the IPER Project as a whole was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2007-GT-T7-K022, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directorate. Points of view or opinions in this program are those of the author(s) and do not represent the position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or the Montana Secreary of State.

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