Magazine article Information Management

Common Threads: Throughout the Years

Magazine article Information Management

Common Threads: Throughout the Years

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As we celebrate the 50th volume year of this magazine, I am looking back 10, 25, and 50 years at 1967 and 1992 issues of Records Management Quarterly (RMQ) and 2007 issues of Information Management Journal (IMJ) to learn more about the foundation and evolution of our flagship publication. It's been interesting and enlightening to see that - as 19th century French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr put it - "The more things change, the more they remain the same" - at least as it concerns topics of interest to our readers.

Just as Mark Grysiuk, CRM, CIP, has written this issue's cover article on conducting a business and systems analysis - in this case for protecting an investment in an enterprise content management system - the April 1967 issue of RMQ featured an article on systems analysis for information management by Roger H. Nelson.

Similar to this issue's article from Meg Scofield about using a de facto standard, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, to protect information assets, the April 2007 IMJ featured an article about using Australia's DIRKS Manual methodology for implementing the first international records management standard, ISO 15489, in an organization.

And, we're still interested in how other countries' standards, laws, and regulations affect our work. Erik Warfel, J.D., IGP, CIPP-US, CISSP, CEDS, writes in this issue about what organizations need to know about the EU's "Right to be Forgotten" mandate; it affects organizations globally.

I am pleased to have RMQ and IMJ authors still contributing to this magazine. …

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