Introducing CORIM… the forum

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There have always been various recordkeeping groups around Queensland – some very specific, others more general. But they’ve always had one thing in common: they’ve been face to face. You’ve always had to walk a few blocks, or get in a car and drive somewhere, or sometimes fly to wherever the meeting or conference is. All this for just a couple of hours or a day or two of talking to your colleagues.

These catch-ups are great, but there’s never enough time to talk about all the things you wanted to talk about. And when it’s over, what do you do then if you have an issue you want to sort out? Or if you just want to talk to someone else about this business system or that records format. Well, we have a solution!

Introducing the Community of Records and Information Management (CORIM) forum

We’re excited about our new Community of Records and Information Management (CORIM) forum. And the best news? You can join it right now!

So what is it? It’s an online forum on the For Government website that you can use to connect with other government agencies and records and information professionals, ask for help, share knowledge, support each other, and collaborate on projects. And the best bit? You can do it from the comfort of your own desk… or couch.

To get the most out of the forum/online community, we encourage you to join in the conversation. It’s easy to share your ideas, solutions and experiences as well as ask questions about current and future recordkeeping issues.

Here are the rules

First up the usual website acceptable use policy, code of conduct and information classification rules apply. Forum topics and posts are monitored and may be removed if they don’t comply. Second, talk. Talk lots. That’s it – there are no more rules!

So what to talk about?

Talk about anything and everything relating to records and information management. It’s up to you what you discuss. We want you to be able to use the forum to chat about things of interest, challenges, and solutions.

If you’re an experienced recordkeeper, share your knowledge with those who might be new to the business. If you’re just starting out, talk to the people who have been doing this for ages for advice. Need help with something? Ask the other participants – you never know what ideas, tools, or tricks they have to share. They might have just the answer you’re looking for

Forum topics

The CORIM forum can have multiple topics. You can create as many forum topics as you like! Use them to make sharing (and finding) information easier.

Topics can be general, (e.g. disposal, or sentencing records) or specific, such as salvaging water damaged records. The topics are up to you to decide, but make sure it’s clear what you want to talk about and only post in that topic if it’s relevant.

Will QSA participate?

The idea behind this forum is to connect the records and information management community. While QSA will be administrators for the forum and we will monitor it, we won’t be leading discussions. It’s your forum!

We are hoping to add additional groups soon so you can collaborate with us on projects.

How to join in

You need to log in to view and participate in the forum.

If you already have a For Government website account, you can already participate.

If you don’t already have a website login or can’t create one, we can add you to CORIM manually so you can join in too. All you have to do is let us know.

Send an email to rkqueries@archives.qld.gov.au with your full name, your agency, and your work email address. We’ll let you know when you’ve been added to the participant’s list and can join the fun. Sign up now so you can join in!

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Remember, you can contact us via our online query form, telephone (3037 6777), blog, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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