Fall in love … with Data Mapping! February 13, 2018 Chapter Program (Tacoma)

Data Mapping: Understanding your Information Ecosystem
February 13, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Tacoma, Washington
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Use data mapping to become an Information Superhero!

Data mapping has been considered an IT domain for many years.  While the name suggest data, it is really about mapping, qualifying, and quantifying information inputs and outputs to an organization. For RIM professionals, data mapping is a powerful tool to understand the creation point of a record.

The information gathered allows for the application of retention, disposition, and information handling functions to be applied to business functions. This allows for the development of the tools needed for system integration or automation of recordkeeping standards. When done the right way, RIM professional unlock their importance in managing an organization information assets and become Information Superheroes!

Important concepts: assessment/inventory, metadata, taxonomy, defensible disposition, records creation, and discovery.

Presenter: Bruce Wirth, CRM, Washington State Department of Health.

Bruce is a retired U.S. Army veteran who served at every level of the Department of the Army, starting his career as a Records Specialist in the early 1990s. In 2013, he was appointed Records Manager of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for three years where he completed the Certified Federal Records Manager Course. He recently completed his CRM and plans to test for the CIP soon. Bruce currently works for the Washington State Department of Health as their Records officer.

Bruce has experience in ECM design and maintenance, taxonomy and metadata development, and system analysis. He is strongly motivated to assist other records professional in modernizing records and information management to meet the future demands place on our profession.