Archival Quotations

I’ve decided to collect my oft-repeated personal sayings on archives and records management in one spot, so I can easily add to them. Here are the four I recall at the moment, presented in alphabetical order.

Email is the unprotected sex of records management.

Ironically, electronic records are both impossible to preserve and impossible to destroy.

Records management is only tangentially about the management of people; it is primarily concerned witht he management of people.

There are two types of people: people who want to save nothing, and people who want to save everything. The problem with archives and records management is that they require a third kind of person, one who doesn’t exist.

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