retaining genetic records

Genetic Records: Who Owns Your DNA?

In the age of information, you need to keep your personal data safe. If you ever feel like you’re handing out personal information every day, you’re probably right. Your phone calls, bank transactions, and email are all logged, after all. Even so, most people are vigilant when it comes to giving out personal information. But…

Records and Robots: A Case Study on the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service

About the Utah State Archives The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service assists all Utah government agencies with managing their records, preserving records of enduring value, and providing quality access to public information. Evaluating the Current Program In 1991, Utah State Archives began using Zasio’s flagship records management solution, Versatile for Windows. They took…

Big Bucket Retention Schedules

Is the Big Bucket Retention Schedule Dead in the Age of Privacy?

Big Bucket records retention schedules (RRS) are common practice in the Records and Information Management (RIM) industry. The Big Bucket approach involves grouping records together based on similar business processes and events to the greatest extent possible.  Routine records are classified separately.  Implementing a Big Bucket approach means that duplication and overlapping between business areas…