The Status of Records Management

July 4, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

Trends like cloud, social, and mobile have changed the requirements of enterprise content management (ECM) software, and the user’s expectations as well. Storage isn’t the only issue; it is about connecting and relating to the information. Because of this, records management, in its traditional form, is failing us.

Setting Priorities for Data

June 30, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News

Data management and archiving are key factors for businesses, as you all know. However, because terms like backup, archiving, and records management get used interchangeably so frequently, it is easy to forget that they are not the same thing.

Records Management Requires Consistency

June 11, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Standards

Pittsburgh-based Business Records Management LLC (BRM) has acquired the assets of ABC Mobile Shredding Inc. This marks the fifth purchase by BRM in four years. This somewhat ironic combination of services does have commonality and merging a vendor into an organization can be smart business strategy.

Indexing History, Capturing Time

June 4, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

Historic audio and video footage is undergoing cataloguing and indexing as it gets closer to being fully integrated into the Visual History Archive. J. Michael Hagopian’s collection of 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses was handed over to the USC Shoah Foundation from the Armenian Film Foundation in an effort to preserve and integrate the collection.

Confetti City

May 16, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

When you hear National Shredding Day do images of Wall Street scandals come to mind? Good, I am not alone. That is what I immediately thought of when I read about the first ever free shredding day in the UK. More than two tons of paper was shredded in Enfield Town in an effort to dispense of unwanted paperwork.

The End of an Era

May 15, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference

The future of the more than 130-year old Oxford English Dictionary (OED) may be moving to cyberspace. The sheer number of English words put into use since the 20-volume, second edition was published in 1989 could make version 3.0 too big and too expensive to print. The next edition is expected to be at least twice the size of the last. Because of this, it may be published digitally only.

Digital Preservation Requires Structure

May 8, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

India’s Ministry of Communications and IT has announced the Standard for Preservation Information Documentation of Electronic Records. This move to standardize the preservation of digital records across government agencies will ensure that electronic records are produced in a preservable manner.

Genealogy Work Takes an Odd Turn

April 22, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

We all know that the Mormon church is famous for genealogy and the indexing process to maintain such informative and detailed records. This new approach to indexing is interesting, to say the least.

Digitizing Microscopic Creatures

April 18, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

The soil fauna collection is housed in the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Görlitz. Like most other natural history museums, the tiny creatures are embedded in a water-soluble medium and mounted on slides to be studied under a light microscope, described in minute detail, accurately identified and catalogued. But with this method, the specimens only have a limited lifespan, and entire collections are at risk.

Capturing the Past

March 7, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Infolinx System Solutions is implementing Infolinx WEB for a state library and archives managing physical records from cradle to grave.

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