Insights from practitioners in Information Management

Information Matters

Shirley Cowcher - Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The National Archives of Australia have put together a nice series of Youtube Videos but I particularly liked this one on Information Matters ( It is direc ..Read More →


Shirley Cowcher - Monday, June 25, 2018
A quote that I think is so important. In a time when records and information managers tend to use the big stick of compliance to get users to cooperate I think this should be taken on b ..Read More →

ARRM Online Updates Retention Schedules

Shirley Cowcher - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In trying to simplify the schedules the columns for retention periods have been reduced from three to two. The retention period columns now show only a column for the Disposal Action (e ..Read More →

ARRM Online Subscription Renewals

Shirley Cowcher - Thursday, March 08, 2018
The 2nd of April sees Information Enterprises Australia celebrate the 1st anniversary of ARRM Online. Renewal offers have been sent out to all those that took up the initial subscriptio ..Read More →

Quarterly Update for ARRM Online

Shirley Cowcher - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The September 2017 Quarterly update of ARRM Online has been completed. All current subscribers have been notified and sent a newsletter alerting them to some of the changes. More than  ..Read More →

Digital Preservation is important

Shirley Cowcher - Monday, July 10, 2017
As organisations continue to create large volumes of digital data and digital records then they need to consider the long term presevation of them. The Open Presevation Foundation (http ..Read More →

Quarterly Update of ARRM Online

Shirley Cowcher - Thursday, July 06, 2017
The June 2017 updates of ARRM Onlihne have been completed. All current subscribers have been notified and sent a newsletter outlining some of the changes that have occurred. Amendments ..Read More →

West Australian Government Agencies Facing Change

Shirley Cowcher - Friday, May 05, 2017
The West Australian Public Sector Commission realises that the proposed changes to the machinery of government in WA are going to have a significant impact. In order to help prepare for ..Read More →

ARRM Online to be launched in April 2017

Shirley Cowcher - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
For the past 6 months I have been working with a developer to convert the Australian Record Retention Manual from a very large document into an online resource. The first version of the ..Read More →

Australian Record Retention Manual Newsletter

Shirley Cowcher - Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The first ARRM Newsletter for subcribers has been released to all the 2015 subscibers. It outlines what we have been doing since the release of the 2015 edition, including mentions and l ..Read More →