Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 3, May/June

A Records Management Program That Works for Archives
Clearly defining records management responsibilities ensures the capture of significant records and facilitates their transition to archival custody and useThe quality of an archive's holdings depends on the effectiveness of the records management program...
Arma'05:chicago Celebrating 50 Years
50th annual conference and expo * navy pier * Chicago * September 18-21, 2005focusing on the business and technology of managing records and informationfeel the excitement!Chicago is the place to be September 18-21, as ARMA International comes to town...
Book Review: New Ways to Think about Work
Book Review: New Ways to Think About Work TITLE: Thinking for a Living: The Coming Age of Knowledge Work AUTHOR: Kenneth A. Megill ISBN: 3-598-11638-1 PUBLISHER: K.G. Saur PUBLICATION DATE: 2004 LENGTH: 193 pages PRICE: £78 about $148 U.S. SOURCE: www.saur.comThinking...
Competitive Intelligence Underutilized
According to a recent survey, a majority of U.S.-based companies that claim to use competitive intelligence (CI) to guide their decision-making processes either do not use intelligence enough or use it in the wrong way."Ostriches & Eagles," conducted...
Creating Order out of Chaos with Taxonomies
The increasing volume of electronic records and the frequency with which those records change require the development and implementation of taxonomies - a classification system of topics or subject categories - to maximize efficient retrieval of records...
Database Debacles
Individuals' privacy is rapidly eroding as more and more of their most intimate information is collected and sold by data brokers that have little oversight and few restrictionsThis year is shaping up to be a banner year for identity thieves. Already...
Document Management Drives Innovation
Companies that focus on how documents and information are managed are better equipped to reduce costs, respond more quickly to changing market conditions, and increase profits, according to a recent study released by the Global Services Division of Xerox...
Electronic Medical Records' Risks Feared
Despite a strong push by President Bush for the majority of Americans to have computerized medical records within 10 years, Americans are not sure they want the attending privacy risks.According to David Brailer, appointed by Bush to coordinate the move...
FDA Issues Recordkeeping Rule
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final regulations on the establishment and maintenance of records to protect the security of the U.S. human and animal food supply in the event of bioterrorism and other threats.The final rule implements...
Marketplace
New Products & Industry AnnouncementsO'Neil Releases RS-SQL 2.07The upgraded version of O'Neil Software's RS-SQL allows users to scan or read a greater variety of barcode symbols and offers new reporting capabilities. RS-SQL 2.07 also introduces...
Nations Join to Combat Cross-Border Spam
Anti-spam enforcement authorities in 13 European countries recently agreed to share information and pursue complaints across borders in a joint drive to combat electronic junk mail. The nations will cooperate in investigating complaints about crossborder...
Stand & Deliver
For records and information management professionals, now is the time for self-assessment, professional betterment, and business executionAt the CoreThis article* examines the role RIM plays in the business environment today* lists the top-five factors...
The Age of Information Vulnerability
A Message from the EditorsManaging records and information these days isn't easy. In fact, with electronic records, vast databases, and stringent government regulations, records and information management professionals have never been more challenged.And...
The Impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on Records Management
The impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on a particular records manager or records management program depends largely on the industry in which it operatesWith 16 of its provisions, including several key ones, set to expire at the end of the year, the USA PATRIOT...
Web Site Review: Sites Every RIM Professional Should Know
Two myths surround the Internet: "Everything that's any good is on the Internet" and "Everything on the Internet is good." Long-term users of the Internet realize that these notions are hardly realistic. Navigating millions of Web pages to determine...
Weinstein Becomes Ninth U.S. Archivist
On February 16, Dr. Allen Weinstein, a scholar, professor of history, and recognized leader in global democracy issues, was sworn in as the ninth archivist of the United States by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) at the U.S. Capitol. As archivist of the United...
Who Owns Business Data on Personally Owned Computers
Blurring boundaries between what is work time and equipment and what is personal time and equipment bring into question the ownership of information created on personal computers. What rights do employers have to access employee-owned computers used...
Workplace E-Mail, IM Survey Reveals Risks
Despite the fact that e-mail and instant messages are primary sources of evidence, many companies remain largely unprepared to manage their inherent risks, according to the "2004 Workplace E-mail and Instant Messaging Survey" conducted by the American...

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