Thursday, January 26, 2006

I tuned into this NPR : Motown Building Razed for Super Bowl Parking story in the middle the other day. How is it possible that such a big company had no records management program?? How did they leave so much of their corporate archive behind? (Ugh, I wanted to link you to a good definition of records management, but I had blocked out Dr. M's class and The Claw: I forgot that it's very bureaucratic!! See ARMA or NARA for instance. It's just a system for taking care of your business or club or society or agency papers and electronic records and stuff for legal requirements and for historic purposes.)

5 comments:

CNB said...

The Claw pops up when you least expect!!

It is amazing how much we remember from that class. Although, 10 pages of notes per class will do that to a person.

Lisa said...

The Claw! The Claw! AAAAH!

Anonymous said...

Pray, explain this "Claw" for us non-library-sciences majors...

P-Max.

Fringe Element Enthusiast said...

You mean "Prey" I think, with a title such as The Claw!

Lisa said...

Well, I hate to out CNB. . . . But: we're both note-taking nerds. And our archives management class instructor had an old-fashioned teaching style. He had all the knowledge. He lectured it at us in great paragraphs, for hours at sitting, in a drafty room in Marist Hall. C and I frantically scribbled nearly every word. Something about his style made it difficult to pick out headings and main points. I couldn't think what to cut. We hand wrote, and wrote, until our keyboard-weakened hands curled up into little pen-grasping claws.