As of April 1st of this year, the state of Virginia now officially recognizes Records and Information Management Month.
Records and Information Management (RIM) has continually been celebrated internationally throughout the month of April to promote professions in the RIM field and to acknowledge the impact it has on business. The purpose of recognizing April as Records and Information Management Month is to emphasize the value and importance of organizing and maintaining records that allow any organization to manage more efficiently and effectively.
RIM was first celebrated in 1995 as National Records and Information Management Day. It was pushed by members of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA). At the time, the main purpose was to help advocate the passing of the renewal of the U.S. Paperwork Reduction Act to promote going green.
In 1997, the observance grew to cover the span of a week, and then again in 2003 it extended to a month. Nearly 9 years later, Virginia Governor McAuliffe finally recognized RIM statewide. Below is his proclamation:
Join us in celebrating Records and Information Management Month. Clean out your file cabinets and go paperless. Contact ScansAmerica for all of your scanning needs and UnityECM for a content management system that will help your organization run more efficiently and effectively.