Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, January/February

Achieving Project Management Excellence through Best Practices
Achieving Project Management Excellence Through Best PracticesProject Management Best Practices: Achieving Global ExcellenceAuthor: Harold KerznerPublisher: Wiley Publishing Inc.Publication Date: 2006Length: 456 pagesPrice: $85 in hardcoverISBN 13: 978-0471793687Source:...
Back to the Future: Time-Tested Fundamentals Meet Challenges of Technology
By sticking with long-established fundamentals of records and information management (RIM) practices and basing their RIM programs on well-established standards, RIM professionals will be able to adapt to changing technologies and the issues that arise...
Digital Sound Files in Danger
STUDYAnalog recordings made more than 100 years ago are more likely to survive than digital recordings created today, according to a recent study by the Library of Congress.The first comprehensive study of the preservation of sound recordings in the...
Do Corporations Have Privacy Rights?
PRIVACYThe U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T v. FCC will deter mine whether corporations are extended even more rights than they already have been given by the court in the past few years.In this case, the court must determine whether AT&T...
FBI Takes over Sentinel Project
GOVERNMENT RECORDSIn July, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) decided to halt the last two phases of development on its Sentinel case management system. Now, the FBI has announced it will take over the project from its contractor, Lockheed Martin.The...
Federal CIO Cites High-Risk Projects
INFO TECHNOLOGYAbout 26 IT projects across 15 federal agencies are considered high-risk and will be closely scrutinized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agency chief information officers (CIO).In a memo, Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO,...
Former NARA Worker's Home Raided
ARCHIVESIn late October, law enforcement officials and special agents from the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Inspector General raided the home of a recently retired employee, removing two truckloads of material.As Information...
Is There an App for That?
Protecting Corporate Records in a Mobile Communications WorldIn America, litigation often follows success, and the cost of being unprepared for e-discovery can be steep. While organizations are now more accustomed to traditional e-discovery, courts are...
Judge Orders Prison Time for Spoliation
E-DISCOVERYRecent trends reveal that individuals who engage in e-discovery misconduct are often slapped with large fines by judges. However, a judge in one recent case has upped the ante.Calling it the "single most egregious" case of discovery violations...
Making the Business Case for Records Management
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice, 2nd Ed., which is scheduled for publication in February 2011 and will be available from the ARMA International Bookstore at www....
Patient Data for Sale in Texas
HEALTH RECORDSTexans' most private patient information is being sold and given away without their consent - and the federal health information privacy law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), doesn't protect them.According...
Planning Your Information Career
Planning Your Information CareerThe New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital AgeAuthors: Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll, and Kelly KowatchPublisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc.Publication Date: 2010Length: 200 pagesPrice: $49.95ISBN...
Shoring Up
Information Governance with GARP®ARMA International officially released its Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles* (GARP) in February 2009 and the GARF Maturity Model in 2010. Interest in GARF, as measured by media mentions and registrations in...
United States Moving toward Online Privacy Rules
PRIVACYCurrently, there is no comprehensive U.S. law that protects consumer privacy online. Businesses have fought regulation, preferring to police their own actions. Past administrations have chosen not to enter the fray for fear of being accused of...
Watchdog Group Sues NARA for Clinton Tapes
FOIAJudicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to obtain access to tapes containing 79 recorded conversations between former President Bill Clinton and historian Taylor Branch.According to The Washington...
WikiLeaks: An Opportunity for RIM
The recent WikiLeaks release of 250,000 confidential U.S. State Department diplomatic cables has provoked a tremendous amount of dialogue in the information management community about how good information governance practices might have prevented the...

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