Welcome to the January/February 2015 issue of Information Management!
There’s nothing like the start of a new year to turn your thoughts toward assessing the status quo and making plans for improvement. For an information professional, you should be evaluating your career and at least some facets of your organization’s information governance (IG) program. This year’s first issue of Information Management provides resources that should help you do both.
As you look forward, you’ll also want to take a few minutes to look back -- via the “Best of ARMA Live! 2014” special section that begins on page 42 -- to learn about the individuals, chapters, and organizations that were recently honored.
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Recordkeeping Principles® Series
Principles for Assessing an IG Program
CRM, CDIA, FAI
Assessing an information
governance program is an exercise in gathering information, interpreting it,
and using it to strategize the best course for improvement. An assessment
requires thoughtful planning and decision making to determine the correct
scope, participants, and methodology, and it is best done as a team effort.
From RFP to Selection: Guidance for Outsourcing RIMFunctions
When outsourcing RIM functions,
it is imperative to develop an RFP that clearly conveys your specific needs,
prioritize your selection criteria, and get to know potential providers by
touring their facilities and asking the right questions. This article provides
guidance for ensuring a successful outcome.
Count the Cost: Quantifying Your Vital Records Risk
Quantitative risks assessment,
which uses numeric calculations to measure the likelihood and impact of the
loss of specific vital records, provides a solid basis for planning how to
RIM Fundamentals Series
8 Steps to Effective Information Lifecycle Management
Dederer, IGP, CRM, and April Dmytrenko, CRM, FAI
Implementing an effective
information lifecycle management program provides significant, long-term
benefits, including improved information availability, reduced costs and risks,
and optimized business efficiencies.
Turning the Big Data Crush into an Advantage
In The Big Data Crush,
author Christopher Surdak discusses what is driving big data, how big data is
affecting businesses, and how businesses must respond to leverage big data
Practices for Primary Archives Management Tasks
The initial volume in the
Society of American Archivists’ “Trends in Archives Practice” series, Archival
Arrangement and Description, will be useful for experienced and new
archivists, as well as those in related professions. Its three modules are
“Standards for Archival Description,” Processing Digital Records and
Manuscripts,” and “Designing Descriptive and Access Systems.”
trends, and analysis of interest to you and your organization
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