Welcome to the November/December 2016 issue of Information Management!

As we close this 50th volume year, we’re looking ahead to an important change for Information Management in 2017. Beginning with our next issue, Information Management magazine will be published in a digital format only.  Eliminating the long and expensive print production and mailing processes will allow the magazine to be timelier and offer more content. Even better, we will be able to redirect saved resources into other areas that will enhance the value of your membership. See the rest of InFocus for details about this change.

This issue also marks the end of our 50th volume year, so don’t forget to check out our “Looking Back” section to see what was happening in the association, in the profession, and in our vendor community. Also, be sure to click through to access this issue’s “Bonus Content,” which you can read only in the online version of this magazine.

Read more by clicking on the individual article links below or by visiting http://imm.arma.org to browse this issue. 


InFocus: A Message from the Editor
Vicki Wiler
IM Changes in 2017 Promise to Enhance Member Value

Up Front:
News, trends, and analysis of interest to you and your organization



Fellows Forum Series

Data Privacy Meets a World of Risk: A Landscape in Turmoil

John Montaña, J.D., FAI

Despite this year’s passage of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement and the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation, the privacy landscape remains unstable, leaving organizations uncertain about their next steps. This article explores the causes of the instability and suggests how organizations might respond.    

Tips for Globalizing a U.S.-Based Records Retention Schedule

Tom Corey, Esq., CRM

U.S-based organizations that try to globalize their U.S.-focused records retention schedules by simply extending them to include international requirements will fall short in meeting their compliance obligations. Discover the problems this approach creates and how to avoid them.

Protecting Information Assets Using the ISO/IEC Security Standards

Lois Evans

The ISO/IEC 27000 Information technology – Security techniques series of standards takes a risk management approach that will enable information professionals to contribute to an information security management system featuring the controls needed to protect information assets against external and internal threats.

The New Waypoint Along the CRM Journey: Certified Records Analyst

Jean Ciura, Ph.D., CRM

Those who are not quite ready to make the time and financial investment in taking the six-part Certified Records Manager (CRM) exam should consider pursuing the Institute of Certified Records Manager’s recently announced Certified Records Analyst (CRA) certification first. Attaining the CRA also takes candidates half-way to the CRM certification.

RIM Fundamentals
Establishing a Records Appraisal Workflow

Maik Schmerbauch, Ph.D.

This case study describes the workflow established for a records and information management project to appraise and manage the inactive records of the procurement unit in a United Nations agency in Germany.

Special Section: 50th Year
50, 25, 10 Years: A Look Back
Discover the RIM profession’s hot issues of 50, 25, and 10 years ago, as well association highlights, article names and authors, and advertisers’ names and taglines in this special section.

In Review
Second Edition of Digital Creation Balances Theory and Practice

Ryan Speer

The extensive revision of Oliver and Harvey’s Digital Curation presents comprehensive background information and expert guidance for managing and preserving digital material over the long term.

In Review
New Insights in Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories Benefit All Info Pros

Norman Mooradian, Ph.D.

Possibly the first text devoted to the topic, Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Theory and Implementation provides new insights in managing trustworthy records in general, and especially for the long term, making it a valuable resource for records professionals, archivists, and librarians.

Bonus Content
This bonus content is provided only in this electronic issue of Information Management magazine for ARMA International members.

Making the Business Case for Records Management

William Saffady, Ph.D., FAI

This excerpt from the third edition of Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice, published by ARMA International in early 2016, provides an overview of the most important components of a records management program and an evaluation of records management’s contribution to organization effectiveness.



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