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ALGIM Training Session: Introducing Information Management for Local Authorities

  • 15 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 AM
  • 2



This introductory level course is designed for those who are new to information and records management, new to information and records management in local authorities, or those who want to understand more about the 'why' of information management and what it involves.

The course explores all the basics of information and records management across both the physical and digital environments. It also covers the role information and records professionals play in their organisation and how good information management contributes to, and supports the overall functions and goals of the local authority.

The course is divided into seven modules of 90 minutes each. Each module is delivered online with its' own workbook which is sent out to participants beforehand. There is also a small amount of homework given between modules to support learning.

    About our presenter Kerri Siatiras, Siatiras Consulting

    Kerri is an independent information and records management consultant with extensive experience as both a practitioner and consultant. Kerri was an owner and consultant with the successful independent consulting firm SWIM Ltd for 15 years during which time she helped develop the IM Toolkit with ALGIM. Kerri has continued her ongoing close association with ALGIM and the local authority sector through training and consulting services.

    Online sessions – all run from 9:00am – 10:30am

    • Session 1 (15th July 2024): course overview, defining IM and record-keeping
    • Session 2 (17th July 2024): legislation and standards
    • Session 3 (19th July 2024): storage and handling, disaster recover and business continuity planning
    • Session 4 (22nd July 2024): creation and control using classification structures, physical file management
    • Session 5 (24th July 2024): metadata, email management, databases
    • Session 6 (26th July 2024): shared network drives, electronic document management systems, digitisation
    • Session 7 (29th July 2024): managing non-current information, disposal of information, local authority archives.

    What you need to know

    • We will use Microsoft Teams as the platform.
    • Each participant will need a microphone and a webcam.
    • The maximum number of attendees will be eight.
    • Each participant will receive an email with a link to each session 2-3 days prior to the training date.
    • We recommend you log in ten minutes before the training session starts to ensure that you can hear and see everything.

    For any questions, please contact

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