Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 6, November/December

FBI Improves Recordkeeping Processes
After a few big-time bungles that included losing documents related to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing case and mismanaging records about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has made significant strides in organizing...
Katrina Devastates Gulf Records
Hurricane Katrina hit records hard. The upside, however, is that she may have convinced those still relying on vulnerable paper records to enter the 21st century.When Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast, she brought torrential rain, widespread...
Legal 101 for RIM Professionals
Understanding the basics will guide RIM professionals in developing policies that adhere to the law and will protect companies in the event of legal actionWhat exactly is "the law" and how does it affect the creation, maintenance, use, and disposition...
Legal Terms RIM Professionals Should Know
Case Law - The collection of reported cases that form the body of law within a given jurisdictionCivil Action - An action brought to enforce, redress, or protect a private or civil right;a non-criminal litigation.Common Law - Body of law derived from...
Market Place
New Products & Industry AnnouncementsMBM Introduces New Paper ShredderMBM Corporation has released the new Destroyit 2501 mid-size paper shredder. The shredder is available in strip or cross-cut models and features a 10-year warranty on the cutting...
STANDARDS: Building Blocks for a Strong RIM Program
Multinational organizations require records retention programs that are founded on the international records management standard and ensure global coverageBecause the advent of standards is a relatively recent phenomenon in the records and information...
Streamlining Enterprise Records Management with Lean Six Sigma
Process created by manufacturing can be applied to records management with substantial resultsAs corporations toil to manage ever-increasing volumes of enterprise records, growing forces such as risk mitigation, changing legislation, and corporate governance...
The New Face of Enterprise Search: Bridging Structured and Unstructured Information
New technology has expanded the scope of the search engine, opening the doors for searches beyond the traditionalEnterprise search allows employees to search and retrieve information needed to accomplish professional activities in a manner access control...
XML Marks the Future for Electronic Records
Learning about extensible markup language allows RIM professionals an opportunity to determine how electronic records will be stored and searchedThanks to extensible markup language (XML) - and its relatives and derivatives - there are powerful new possibilities...
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