Honored to learn that PBS recently screened our film on the Golden Age of Radio. Thanks again Stanford University, George T. Marshall, the RIFF and Abby J. Moscatel for the opportunity to share this story leveraging the Doctrine of Fair Use!
My father turns 86 years old today. Like many of his generation, he has great pride in the achievements and potential of the human race, its awesome computing power and the marvelous scientific inventions it has recently given birth to. His memories are rich and full of detail, but the records that are most important to him are those that tell the story of his family, that remind him of the ones he loves. It’s wonderful that we now have so many new ways of creating and sharing those records, but for me it has always been the content that defines a good record, not the container it comes in.
Dad’s life has been subtle and yet epic. He was part of the first college basketball game where opposing teams scored over 100 points. In 1952, the same squad from Seattle University overcame Goose Tatum’s Harlem Globetrotters in a historical buzz beater. In his later years, he developed incredible friendships with great talents, helped elect a Governor and built a fine career as a doctor. While I may never experience all that my Father has, making sure I preserve his records helps the whole family appreciate not just Dad, but what Dad and Mom represent, the importance of hard work, self-reliance, treating everybody with dignity and the spirit of living life to its fullest.
It’s that poise and perspective that has always served Raymond Moscatel well in life and why I believe that at the end of the day, the only information and data that matters are the records that remind us of the people we love and how lucky we are to live another day together. Everything else on the periphery, is more or less a minor detail that will ultimately be lost to our collective history.
Keeping good family records, whether they be old movies, the family tree, scrap books or diaries is as critical to maintaining a family’s legacy as vital records are to corporations. By collecting and preserving these records we help pass on, not just the amazing stories and experiences of our ancestors, but their values, their compassion, and contextual reminders of what really matters in life.
Happy Birthday, Dad. To me you will always be the most interesting man in the world.
June 2016 Member Spotlight: Rafael Moscatel, IGP, CRM
Meet Rafael Moscatel, IGP, CRM
ARMA received the following nomination from April Dmytrenko, CRM, FAI, for the Member Spotlight:
Rafael Moscatel is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) and Information Governance Professional (IGP) with more than 20 years of experience implementing world-class records retention, data governance, and compliance programs for large enterprises. He designed process transformations, led team-building efforts, and spearheaded change management initiatives in a variety of complex and highly regulated industries. His expertise includes developing document management strategies, decommissioning legacy systems, performing risk assessments, and performing audit remediation.
Rafael truly understands his field and specifically IG and technology. He was instrumental in rolling out the enterprise-wide program at Paramount Pictures. Now he is working for Farmers Group, where he has established an outstanding IG framework from which to continue to support an effective program. He is proactive, strategic, and not only a talented RIM professional but an excellent business professional. He develops outstanding collaborative relationships, understands the value of senior management support and involving the business units, and is a strategic risk taker.
Moscatel lives and works in Los Angeles. He serves as the director of information governance for Farmers Group, Inc. He has been an ARMA member for 12 years.
As you can tell, Rafael is a great fit for the Member Spotlight, an honor meant to recognize members’ involvement within the profession and the association. If you would like to network with him, you can contact him through LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/rafaelmoscatel or at rafaelmoscatelcrm.wordpress.com
Pam Doyle writes eloquently on Information Governance in this CMS Wire post from 3/29/16-
Until recent years, records management has been a behind-the-scenes operation. Today, driven by the plethora of highly visible data breaches, the exponential growth of digital data, regulatory demands and the need for digital transformation to support insight and intelligence, records management has been thrust into the spotlight.
This has not been simply a shift from the back office to the front office, but rather from the back office to the boardroom.
What were once considered records management activities are now part of a broader range of practices and strategies that have been labeled Information Governance (IG).
The IG Umbrella
Coalescing under the Information Governance umbrella are privacy, security, accessibility, lifecycle management, auditability, insight and much more. The information governance stakeholders start at the top with C-level executives and include line-of-business managers, information management professionals, legal, compliance and IT….
READ MORE HERE: http://www.cmswire.com/information-management/how-information-management-earned-respect-in-the-boardroom/
Please join me and some of my esteemed colleagues at the Annual ARMA-GLA Spring conference taking place this April at the Microsoft Technology Center in Playa Vista on April 15th, 2016!
Australian data management firm Recall Holdings has bought Swiss document storage and management company Secur Archiv.
Recall (REC), which is subject to an ongoing $US3.4 billion ($A4.8 billion) takeover attempt by US logistics giant Iron Mountain, says the acquisition will add $US14 million in annualised revenue.
A few years ago I wrote a widely-read and somewhat controversial article explaining why I no longer supported the US DoD 5015.2 records management functional standard. Up to that point, I had spent most of my records management career working very closely with DoD-certified products and publicly criticizing the 5015.2 Standard would ultimately cost me a great deal of income (and more than a few professional relationships).
But in the end, I don’t regret doing it. As a career records management professional, I had simply gotten to the point that I could no longer sit quietly along the sidelines and watch a horribly constructed standard continue to wreak havoc across the information lifecycle management landscape. And while a few misguided vendors and consultants continue to push their decade-old products and services based on the DoD Standard model of records management, most fair minded industry professionals have since moved on…
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A new product of the series of standards ISO 30300 is now available in ISO store. A preview is available in https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:30302:ed-1:v1:en.
ISO 30302:2015 is intended to be used by any organization implementing a MSR. The standard follows the same structure of ISO 30301 in order to facilitate the implementation of each requirement. It is organized to explain in each clause:
a) the activities necessary to meet the requirements of ISO 30301
b) inputs to the activities – these are the starting points and can be outputs from previous activities;
c) outputs of the activities – these are the results or deliverables on completion of the activities.
In following weeks we will sttart dicussions in this group to comment guidance provide for each clause in the standard. Hope to have feedback to share with the group.