n. (abbr. RIMM)a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of managing recordsFerrari 2012Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) is celebrated internationally for the month of April to both promote the RIM profession and to highlight the impact that RIM has on business. The purpose is to emphasize the value and importance of organizing and maintaining records in all media for the efficient and effective management of any organization. ¶ RIMM was first observed in 1995 as National Records and Information Management Day, through the efforts of members of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) U.S. Government Relations Committee. . . . ¶ Over time, the observance grew to cover a week in 1997, and a month in 2003, and now extends beyond U.S. borders to other countries. Maloney 2017Established in 2002 to promote records management standards and best practices and to emphasize the importance of organized information, RIM month is a great opportunity for archivists, records managers, and information professionals to share the benefits of the profession.NDIT 2020ARMA International created this month to celebrate the great work information professionals bring to their organizations and the practices and principles that help manage and protect an organization’s most valued asset.WSDSHS 2021Observed each year in April since 2002, National Records and Information Management Month celebrates good record keeping and information management; and is a time to emphasize the importance of having organized records.DLA 2022National Records and Information Management Month is an annual observance that highlights the importance of managing and organizing records for search and retrieval.Bennett 2022April is Records and Information Management Awareness Month. During this month, RIM is celebrated globally to highlight the significance and importance that records have on organizations.ARMA Madison 2023RIM Month brings together members of state/local government officials and RIM professionals to proclaim the importance and purpose of Records and Information Management and gives them the opportunity to celebrate and promote their profession. Each year, ARMA Madison requests a Proclamation from the Governor of Wisconsin declaring April as “Records and Information Management Month.”FP Canada 2023April is the perfect month to take charge. That’s because it’s Records and Information Management Month, established 19 years ago by an organization called ARMA, a leading global membership organization for records and information management. The goal is to highlight the importance of ensuring critical documents—ranging from wills and passports to birth certificates and life insurance policies—are in a safe and accessible place.
Records and Information Management Month evolved from National Records and Information Management Day, created in 1995 by members of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) US Government Relations Committee to encourage the renewal of the Paperwork Reduction Act. It became a weeklong observance in 1997, was designated as the month of April in 2002, and is now observed internationally.