Welcome to the November/December 2018 issue of Information Management
With this issue, we wrap up our 52nd volume year and look forward to exciting changes the New Year will bring for Information Management magazine. Front and center will be a move from the digital format we’ve used the past several years to an online presentation that will eliminate log in problems and make the magazine more accessible and shareable. The new site, which we’ll unveil in January, will be similar to Information Governance Magazine published by the Information Governance Coalition, which merged last month with ARMA International.
Also debuting in May of next year will be a research-based, academic-focused issue that will feature peer-reviewed articles and executive summaries of research solicited and refereed by the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF). This issue features two articles based on 2018 AIEF research reports, including "Big Bucket Retention Objectives, Issues, Outcomes" by William Saffady, Ph.D., FAI.
We’d like to know about your organization’s use of big bucket retention schedules. Please visit our latest poll at http://imm.explorearma.org/BigBuckets to select the answer that best applies to your organization. You can also take or check the results of previous polls at http://imm.explorearma.org/RIM_Polls.
InFocus: A Message from the Editor
John C. Montaña, J.D., FAI
This article summarizes several U.S. Court decisions regarding liability in breaches of personal information collected by third-party service providers on the behalf of other organizations. This is just one aspect of a study of information management-related cases that was solicited by the ARMA International Educational Foundation and underwritten by the ARMA Metro New York City Chapter.
The content below is available exclusively to professional and associate members of ARMA International. Others can learn more about this and the other benefits of membership by visiting our membership page or contacting our membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org for personal assistance.
Nancy Dupre Barnes, Ph.D., CRM, CA
This article focuses on a facet of blockchain – cryptocurrencies – which are also known as virtual currencies, crypto coins, digital assets, or digital coins.
William Saffady, Ph.D., FAI
Fifteen years after its introduction by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration as a strategy for improving federal agencies recordkeeping performance, the big bucket approach to record retention is in common use. This article summarizes an interview-based study of the objectives, issues, and outcomes of current big bucket retention initiatives in 14 organizations. The study was conceptualized and underwritten by the ARMA International Educational Foundation, www.armaedfoundation.org.
Tips from the Trenches
Judy Vasek Sitton, CRM, FAI
This article answers the question, “With fingerprint security technology now used in so many businesses for secured door access, what category does it fall under (e.g., personally identifiable information? How is the data deleted upon employee termination?”
Sarah R. Demb
David Haynes’ Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding Metadata and its Uses, 2nd ed. uses examples of document-based content, museum objects, and digital resources to reveal how metadata operates, from the perspective of the user and the manager.
Brett Wise, IGP, CRM, FIP, CIP
In Information Systems: Process and Practice, Christine Urquhart and a group of highly respected researchers explore how information architecture can help information professionals meet the challenges of today’s technology-driven world and capitalize on the power of data management.
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