Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, April

Achieving Professional Excellence for a New Century
With the increasing importance of records, information, and knowledge as corporate assets, the role of the information professionals who must manage these assets is more critical than ever before. Also, the qualifications needed to manage these corporate...
AIIM Audioconference
TITLE: AIIM Audioconference EVENT SPONSOR: AIIM FREQUENCY/RUNTIME: monthly, approx. 1 hour PRICE: $125 members/ $150 non-members CONTACTS: Kerry O'Boyle, Manager, Event Content Development, (301) 755-2673 or koboyle@aiim.org; to register...
A New Australian Regulation for Electronic Tax Records
Unlike U.S. laws, international laws have not contained detailed provisions regarding electronic tax records. However, the issuance of a new Draft Taxation Ruling by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) changes this situation. This article reviews...
A New World Ahead: International Challenges for Information Management
The global expansion of information management in the future depends upon cooperative effort among those association and countries recognized as having significant impact upon the recognition of the profession and the practices followed. This paper...
Book Review: The Digital Economy
TITLE: The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill PUBLICATION DATE: 1996 LENGTH: 342 pages PRICE: $24.95 AVAILABLE FROM: Your local bookstore or www.mcgraw-hill.com The Digital Economy: Promise...
Book Review: The Toffler Trilogy
TITLE: Future Shock, The Third Wave, Powershift PUBLISHER: Bantam Books PUBLICATION DATE: 1970, 1980, 1990, respectively LENGTH: 561 pages, 537 pages, 611 pages, respectively PAPERBACK PRICE: $7.99 U.S./$9.99 Canada AVAILABLE FROM: Your local bookstore...
Facing the Future: Preparing New Information Professionals
A relatively new practitioner in the field of information and records management discusses the rising challenges he faces in handling his organization's information needs. Focusing upon the corporate, regulatory, and technical environment, he addresses...
Into the Future: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age (Video)
TITLE: Into the Future: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age (video) PRODUCTION COMPANY: American Film Foundation RELEASE DATE: 1997 RUNTIME: 33 min. or 56 min., VHS format PRICE: See below ORDER FROM: American Film...
Managing Digital Information: The Emerging Technologies
Technology and information are inseparable aspects of the information environment. Technologies that will significantly affect the future of information and records managers are identified and discussed here. Some are already before us, though not...
Review: AIIM Audioconferences
We learn by seeing - as when we read and observe. Most of us learn better when audio enhances the visual presentation - as when we watch television, or view films and videotapes. Recently the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) began...
Searching for Relevance in the Virtual Files for the Future
While Charlemagne prayed in a Roman church on Christmas Day, 800 AD, Pope Leo III set a crown upon the German king's head - an event that inaugurated the Holy Roman Empire. Despite the significance of an event that initiated a thousandyear empire, the...
Searching for Relevance in the Virtual Files of the Future
While Charlemagne prayed in a Roman church on Christmas Day, 800 AD, Pope Leo III set a crown upon the German king's head -- an event that inaugurated the Holy Roman Empire. Despite the significance of an event that initiated a thousand-year empire,...
The Perilous Future of Decision Making in Information Management
We live in an increasingly complicated world. The legal environment that constitutes such an important part of our world is also becoming increasingly complex. This is true in our lives in general, and is equally or perhaps more true in our professional...
Thinking about Tomorrow Today
I expect to spend the rest of my life in the future, so I want to be reasonably sure what kind of future it is going to be. CHARLES KETTERING, INDusTRIALIST (1950) The new millennium - it dominates our thoughts, our plans, and many of our projects as...
Toward the Future: The Impact Issues
In the October 1998 issue of this journal, J. Michael Pemberton, the newly appointed executive editor, highlighted a series of quality-directed initiatives designed to "attain the high level of excellence we and our readers expect and to respond to...
Video Review: Into the Future
TITLE: Into the Future: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age (video) PRODUCTION COMPANY: American Film Foundation RELEASE DATE: 1997 RUNTIME: 33 min. or 56 min., VHS format PRICE: See below ORDER FROM: American Film Foundation, (310)...
Y2K Compliance and Records Retention
The so-called Y2K problem has gone through a long cycle of maturation. It began as a curiosity, was discussed in computer circles as an insider issue, and passed to the outside world, first as a scare story, which then transmuted into a legitimate...
Y2K: The Demand for Evidentiary Records
Information management in the 21st century will assume an importance in every enterprise that extends beyond today's afterthought stature. Rather than being cost centers or overhead functions to be contained, successful information management programs...