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Buried Alive
Document/Information Management


  • Also part of the Legal Preparedness Reference Library (boxed set).

    This engaging blockbuster shows all employees why documents should be systematically retained and/or destroyed according to organization policy, without risking destruction of evidence or jeopardizing vital information.

    Training Topics:

  • "Biography of a Document": how one letter survived scheduled official purges, only to be discovered years later and used as adverse evidence
  • Saving Documents "Just in Case"
  • Need to Retain and Destroy Records Systematically
  • Segregating Records According to the Retention Timetable
  • Retaining as Required for Operational, Legal, or Archival Needs
  • Destroying Scheduled Records Wholesale
  • Suspicious Gaps in the Record: often the result of weeding out "bad" documents and keeping only "good" ones
  • Suspending Document Destruction During Discovery
  • Off-site and Centralized Storage
  • Costs of Failing to Follow Retention Policy: waste of space, legal cost
  • Role of Records Manager: document retention policy administration

    A company is notified of a lawsuit, and discovery begins. Thousands of documents see the light of day - many for the first time in years. Like an archeological dig, the document search unearths an organizational culture - including people like Charlie, who saved everything with his name on it in his own "personal" files at home - and Henry, who responds to a stop-destroying-documents order by speeding up his shredding. Discovery reveals many people who deviated from document retention policies - deviations that cost the organization dearly.

    Individual Price: $695.00
    [Please inquire for multiple-title discounts, volume purchase discounts, government discounts, network license terms, and e-learning license terms.]

    Item#: 3009

    Running Time: 23 Minutes

    Languages: English, Japanese (VHS sale only)

    Closed Captioning: Yes

    Ancillary Materials:

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