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Folder structures: where should we put records?


We’ve all been there – finding ourselves lost in a jumble of documents. But with a little forethought you will be able to create an effective set of folders for your documents to clean up that clutter and get on with what it is you do best.
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Clever calendar counsel


Whereas many of us used to keep a diary for important and upcoming events or meetings, there???????s been a steady encroachment on this by the advent of software capable of scheduling appointments and meetings and to integrate the whole process with email applications.

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Think you know how to copy and paste?


Any fool will proclaim ???I know how to do that!???, but do you know how to maximise the potential of the keyboard to speed up the copy and paste task? Many of you may know some of the shortcuts below, but most of you won???????t know all of them, so join me as I explain some handy tools to make your work sail past.

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What is a record?


What is a record? A perenial question asked by records professionals as well as their clients. Back in the paper age records managers kept a tight grip on the definition of a record. In order not to accumulate too much information in what would normally be an expensive file store, they’d restrict it to any documents – in any format, sent or received – that recorded a transaction or decision taken in the course of official business.

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One 'home' page: personalising the internet


Whenever we log onto the internet, the plethora of things we can do is daunting – check our emails, view our calendar, purchase any manner of items from online auctions or shops, find a ‘soulmate’, get advice on medical problems, book a holiday, the list is as large as there are websites.

Organising this on one ‘home’ page is one way of simplifying the neverending list of sites and services around. Home page services have been around for a while, but it’s only recently – with the popularity of on-line feeds, the introduction of Google’s Calendar, advanced coding languages such as XHTML and XML, and the functionality of Flick photos – that its time has definitely come.

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