This document was an attempt to persuade CERN management that a global hypertext system was in CERN's interests. Note that the only name I had for it at this time was "Mesh" -- I decided on "World Wide Web" when writing the code in 1990. … [Read more...] about Information Management: A Proposal
This article contains a survey of ethical codes adopted by the Archives and Records Management (ARM) professional associations in Anglophone areas in the 1990s and notes that such codes are in effect standards to set beside other standards. The Museums Association code of ethics is compared, because it is aimed at institutions and not at individual professionals. It can be … [Read more...] about Professional ethics and practice in archives and records management in a human rights context
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) was introduced in 2001 to protect Canadians from inappropriate collection, use and disclosure of their personal data by organizations in the course of commercial activities. Five years later, it is not clear to what extent organizations are in fact respecting the legislation. This study was designed to … [Read more...] about Compliance with Canadian Data Protection Laws: Are retailers measuring up?
The safeguarding of authentic facts is essential, especially in this disruptive Orwellian age, where digital technologies have opened the door to a post-truth world in which “alternative facts” can be so easily accepted as valid. And because facts matter, evidence matters. In this urgent manifesto, archives luminary Millar makes the case that authentic and accurate records, … [Read more...] about A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age