Records Management in Plain English – Top 10 Terms

Welcome to another Alfresco Open Source podcast. I have with me today Carlos Miguens who drove our Records Management strategy that led to the recent DoD 5015.2 certification and headlines like:

“Pentagon certifies Alfresco records management app”

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What this podcast is about is Records Management in “Plain English” and the Top 10 Records Management Terms”.

  • Historically Records Management has been  very complex and very specialized. In Plain English What is Records Management?
  • Why is Records Management important and why has it become more important recently?
  • Who needs to uses Records Management?
  • I remember us talking about a recent AIIM survey on the state of Records Management. Can you summarize that for us?
  • What happens if a company does not have effective Records Management?

Records Management is riddled with complex terms. I’d like you to describe a few in plain English for us This is my Records Management Plain English Top 10:

  1. Audit Trail
  2. Authenticity
  3. Disposition
  4. Disposition Instruction
  5. File Plan
  6. Freeze
  7. Life Cycle
  8. Record
  9. Record Identifier
  10. Retention Period
  • What were the primary goals of Alfresco with regards to Records Management?
  • What is DoD 5015.2 and what is the significance of it?
  • What other standards are there and what are Alfresco’s plans there?

Thank you for listening
We’ll be following up with more podcasts on records Management and more podcasts in Plain English


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2 Responses to “Records Management in Plain English – Top 10 Terms”

  1. paulina Says:


    where can I download Alfresco records management dod 5015.2 amp for Alfresco cummunity 3.2r or Alfresco Labs 3.

    Kind regards

  2. Robert Bailey Says:

    I am looking for a clear defination of “Record of Authority”. I use “official record” as a proper term, but others insist that record of authority is an appropriate term. Please advice

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