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ERIC Number: EJ844188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Image and Integrate
Starkman, Neal
Campus Technology, v21 n3 p30-34, 42 Nov 2007
Carol Harrison is the registrar at the College of Southern Maryland, and back in the days of paper, she used to have a problem: keeping track of students' records, especially as they moved from one department to another, and through one process or system after another. It wasn't that the records disappeared; they were just, well, occasionally hard to find. For example, she had to: (a) keep student applications on file; (b) route copies to the staffers who review them, and make sure that their comments were attached to the appropriate copies of the appropriate applications; (c) coordinate the communication among the reviewers; and (d) somewhere along the line be able to access the annotated records, to give students timely feedback. Clearly, Harrison needed a better document management system. Her predicament was not unusual: Universities everywhere have come to realize that shuffling papers and folders back and forth; hiring and training people to manage filing systems; and storing thousands upon thousands of applications, forms, policies, regulations, and other documents all are costing time, money, and even space. This article describes how institutions of higher education have been adopting systems that store, track, and send files back and forth electronically making document tracking and management headaches a thing of the past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland