ERIC Number: ED400782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Imaging in Admissions, Records & Financial Aid Offices.
Perkins, Helen L.
Over the years, efforts have been made to work more efficiently with the ever increasing number of records and paper documents that cross workers' desks. Filing records on optical disk through electronic imaging is an alternative that many feel is the answer to successful document management. The pioneering efforts in electronic imaging in admissions, records, and financial aid offices have for the most part been successful and have led to affordable systems designed with more flexibility to be used with existing equipment and ultimately interfaced with other systems. Optical storage and electronic imaging is an acceptable, affordable, and effective medium for document storage, in both the short and long term. This book explains the technology of electronic imaging systems, applications in the profession, issues related to the technology, planning and implementing the technology, and the future of electronic imaging in this field. Appendices comprising more than half the document include profiles of institutions with imaging systems; system expectations; a sample cost justification; a list of institutions with imaging systems; one institution's retention and destruction policy; samples of an electronic imaging proposal, a request for information, and a request for quotation; and a list of six organizations involved in imaging. (Contains 54 references, a list of 11 suggested readings, a glossary, and an index.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.