Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

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

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 with Them
The theme for this article could be--in the English translation of French writer and critic Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr's famous observation about the French Revolution--"the more things change, the more they stay the same." For, despite the changes...
Digital Sound Files in Danger
Analog 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?
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T v. FCC will determine 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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 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...
Former NARA Worker's Home Raided
In 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. [ILLUSTRATION...
Is There an App for That? Protecting Corporate Records in a Mobile Communications World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 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 beginning to expect the collection...
Judge Orders Prison Time for Spoliation
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Recent 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...
Making the Business Case for Records Management
Recorded information is a strategic asset that makes direct, significant, and indispensable contributions to an organization's objectives, efficiency, and effectiveness. When properly managed, records will ensure compliance with legal and regulatory...
Patient Data for Sale in Texas
Texans' 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 to a recent...
Shoring Up: Information Governance with GARP[R]
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ARMA International officially released its Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles[R] (GARP[R]) in February 2009 and the GARP[R] Maturity Model in 2010. Interest in GARP[R], as measured by media mentions and registrations...
United States Moving toward Online Privacy Rules
Currently, 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 stifling...
Watchdog Group Sues NARA for Clinton Tapes
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Judicial 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....
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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