Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 5, September/October

10 Things to Know about Preserving Social Media
Governments, corporations, and organizations of every kind are adopting Internetbased technologies that radically impact the most essential of human activities - the act of communicating with one another. Internet channels are many and varied, but in...
Airlines Testing Paperless Cockpit
GOING GREENPilots routinely drag flight bags weighing 35 pounds or more full of paper flight materials with them to the cockpit, according to National Public Radio (NPR).But a few airlines have found that by making such data digital, they can save more...
Collaborate to Develop an Effective Social Media Policy
Information assets have become the new currency for successful enterprises and, in some cases, outweigh the value of physical assets. This places records and information management (RIM) professionals in the midst of a unique time and opportunity to...
Connecting the Dots: Making Knowledge Available to Decision Makers
Connecting the Dots: Making Knowledge Available to Decision Makers KM-WM: A New Vision Based on Conceptual Theories of Knowledge and Wisdom Author: M.K. Mansour, Ph.D. Publisher: CreateSpace Publication Date: 2010 Length: 406 pages Price: $49.99 ISBN:...
E-Discovery and Records Management: Essential Knowledge for Information Professionals
E-Discovery and Records Management: Essential Knowledge for Information Professionals Ejectronic Discovery Practice under the Federal Rules Authors: Amy Jane Longo, Esq., Allan D. Johnson, Esq., and Allen W. Burton, Esq. Publisher: BNA Books Publication...
FOIA Celebrates 45 Years; Backlogs Persist
FOIAOpen government advocates may celebrate the fact that 2011 marks the Freedom of Information Act's (FOIA) 45th birthday, but they likely are not proud of the fact the single oldest records request is now 20 years old, according to the National Security...
FTC Approves Facebook Archivings
CONSUMER RECORDSFacebook files are fair game when it comes to investigating employees and potential employees, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.The FTC has approved the Social Intelligence Corp.'s practice of archiving Facebook users' posts...
IT's Role in Managing Social Media
Tweets on Twitter, statuses on Facebook, and videos on YouTube ... social media's impact is significant upon the enterprise. IT sits in the middle of the whirlwind. This article will explore:* The role of IT in securing and making available the social...
Kansas City Court Goes Digital
COURT RECORDSIt's being called the biggest digital transformation of a municipal court in the United States, and other cities are watching closely."It is the first municipal court to go end-to-end paperless," said Austin, Texas-based technology consultant...
LIKE SAND THROUGH AN HOURGLASS: How to Stop Information from Flowing out of Control
From paper to smart phones, the simplicity of managing information is long gone. Today's technologies, the electronic information explosion, and a mobile workforce present unprecedented challenges. Here are solutions to some of the most common risks...
Mitigating Legal Risks of Using Social Media
During a 2010 conference, counsel from Coca-Cola and Sprint enthusiastically referred to their "social media ninjas," or those employees who are charged with using social media on the organization 's behalf. They were clearly true believers who have...
No End in Sight to the Digital Data Deluge
STUDYThe world's information is doubling every two years, according to IDC, with 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) created and replicated this year alone. That's enough information to fill 57.5 billion 32GB iPads.The 2011 IDC Digital Universe Study...
Ohio Makes It Harder to Profit from Records Destruction
LEGISLATIONThe Ohio legislature and state supreme court have decided that people should not profit from recordsdestruction cases.Lawmakers recently passed a measure to cap the civil penalties for improperly destroying public records to $10,000 per case....
Records Life Cycle: A Cradle-to-Grave Metaphor
All records are dynamic -never static. Even records as long-lived as a sequoia have a date of creation, a use/purpose, and a date of disposition or archiving. The times of a record's arrivai or creation and its disposition (if only to persistent storage)...
RM Tech Deployment Still a Rough Road
Forrester Research/ARMA International SurveyThe results of the third annual Forrester Research/ARMA International technology market trends survey highlight the complexity of deploying technology, grappling with high costs, managing e-discovery expectations,...
Scheindlin Retracts Metadata Ruling
E-DISCOVERYFederal Judge Shira Scheindlin has retracted a recent 27-page opinion that extended the boundaries of metadata produced by government agencies in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.SchemdHn's previously filed court opinion...
Supreme Court Approves Data Mining by Drug Cos
CONSUMER RECORDSThe U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Vermont law that restricted data mining and drug companies from using prescription information for marketing purposes.Pharmacies are required by state and federal law to collect the information,...
The Clock Is Ticking: It's Time to Take Charge of Your Information
In the age of increasing technology, procedures, and regulations, effective records management has never been more crucial to meeting corporate governance, risk management, and operational mandates.Unfortunately, many organizations lack effective policies...
U.S.-EU Air Passenger Data Deal Illegal, Lawyers Say
PRIVACYThe United States and European Union (EU) have hammered out an agreement on storing the personal data, including credit card details, home addresses, and phone numbers, of millions of transatlantic travelers, but the European Commission's lawyers...
U.S. Government Reduces Web Presence
WEBOver the next year, the Obama administration plans to shutter or consolidate about half of the government's 2,000 top-level websites to save money, the White House said.Over the summer, the administration had ordered a 90-day freeze on all new ".gov"...
Using GARP® to Objectively Measure Your Recordkeeping Program
The time is now to address information governance. "The onus should not be on consumers to wipe their devices clean," said Canada Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart in a June Globe and Mail article after her office concluded its year-long investigation...