Electronically Stored Information

Author: David R. Matthews
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131535229X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although we live in an era in which we are surrounded by an ever-deepening fog of data, few of us truly understand how the data are created, where data are stored, or how to retrieve or destroy data—if that is indeed possible. This book is for all of you, whatever your need or interest. Electronically Stored Information: The Complete Guide to Management, Understanding, Acquisition, Storage, Search, and Retrieval, Second Edition explains the reasons you need to know about electronic data. It also gets into great detail about the how, what, when, and where of what is known in legal circles as electronically stored information (ESI). With easy-to-understand explanations and guidelines, this book provides the practical understanding you need to effectively manage the complex world of ESI. Whether you are an attorney, judge, paralegal, business manager or owner, or just one of the ever-growing population of computer users, you will benefit from the information presented in this book.

Information Security Policy Development for Compliance

Author: Barry L. Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466580585
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although compliance standards can be helpful guides to writing comprehensive security policies, many of the standards state the same requirements in slightly different ways. Information Security Policy Development for Compliance: ISO/IEC 27001, NIST SP 800-53, HIPAA Standard, PCI DSS V2.0, and AUP V5.0 provides a simplified way to write policies that meet the major regulatory requirements, without having to manually look up each and every control. Explaining how to write policy statements that address multiple compliance standards and regulatory requirements, the book will help readers elicit management opinions on information security and document the formal and informal procedures currently in place. Topics covered include: Entity-level policies and procedures Access-control policies and procedures Change control and change management System information integrity and monitoring System services acquisition and protection Informational asset management Continuity of operations The book supplies you with the tools to use the full range of compliance standards as guides for writing policies that meet the security needs of your organization. Detailing a methodology to facilitate the elicitation process, it asks pointed questions to help you obtain the information needed to write relevant policies. More importantly, this methodology can help you identify the weaknesses and vulnerabilities that exist in your organization. A valuable resource for policy writers who must meet multiple compliance standards, this guidebook is also available in eBook format. The eBook version includes hyperlinks beside each statement that explain what the various standards say about each topic and provide time-saving guidance in determining what your policy should include.

The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA HITECH Privacy and Security Rules

Author: John J. Trinckes, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466507675
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules is a comprehensive manual to ensuring compliance with the implementation standards of the Privacy and Security Rules of HIPAA and provides recommendations based on other related regulations and industry best practices. The book is designed to assist you in reviewing the accessibility of electronic protected health information (EPHI) to make certain that it is not altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner, and that it is available as needed only by authorized individuals for authorized use. It can also help those entities that may not be covered by HIPAA regulations but want to assure their customers they are doing their due diligence to protect their personal and private information. Since HIPAA/HITECH rules generally apply to covered entities, business associates, and their subcontractors, these rules may soon become de facto standards for all companies to follow. Even if you aren’t required to comply at this time, you may soon fall within the HIPAA/HITECH purview. So, it is best to move your procedures in the right direction now. The book covers administrative, physical, and technical safeguards; organizational requirements; and policies, procedures, and documentation requirements. It provides sample documents and directions on using the policies and procedures to establish proof of compliance. This is critical to help prepare entities for a HIPAA assessment or in the event of an HHS audit. Chief information officers and security officers who master the principles in this book can be confident they have taken the proper steps to protect their clients’ information and strengthen their security posture. This can provide a strategic advantage to their organization, demonstrating to clients that they not only care about their health and well-being, but are also vigilant about protecting their clients’ privacy.

Zubulake s E Discovery

Author: Laura A. Zubulake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985064006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"I was the plaintiff in a case that resulted in a historic jury verdict and a series of legal opinions that influenced the practice of law. In 2002 I filed discrimination and retaliation claims against my former employer, a multi-billion dollar Wall Street firm. Rather than settle, I decided to search for electronic evidence that I was led to believe did not exist. Years of searching for electronic evidence resulted tn the issuance of landmark legal opinions. Known as the Zubulake opinions, they established precedents in the area of elecronic discovery (e-discovery)...My case was never really about e-discovery; for me, it was always about the underlying allegations of unfair treatment..." My book "explains what really happened and how I did what I did. It is a story about perservance, vindication, accountability, and justice." --Back cover.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472100
Format: PDF, Docs
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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Records and Information Management

Author: Patricia C. Franks
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555709109
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Benefiting LIS students and professionals alike, Franks presents complete coverage of the records and information lifecycle model. Encompassing paper, electronic (databases, office suites, email), and new media records (blogs, wikis), as well as records residing in “the cloud” (software as a service), the text addresses a full range of topics, including The origins and development of records and information The discipline of information governance Creation/capture, classification, and file plan development Retention strategies Access, storage, and retrieval Electronic records and electronic records management systems Emerging technologies such as web records, social media, and mobile devices Vital records, disaster preparedness and recovery, and business continuity Monitoring, auditing, and risk management Inactive records management, archives, and long-term preservation Education and training Developing a strategic records management plan

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval

Author: David Haynes
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856048241
Format: PDF
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This new and updated second edition of a classic text provides a thought provoking introduction to metadata for all library and information students and professionals. Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval has been fully revised to bring it up to date with new technologies and standards. It builds on the concept of metadata through an exploration of its purposes and uses as well as considering the main aspects of metadata management. This new edition, containing new chapters on ‘Very Large Data Collections’ and the ‘Politics and Ethics of Metadata’, assesses the current theory and practice of metadata and examines key developments in terms of both policy and technology. Coverage includes: defining, describing and expressing metadatadata modellingmetadata and information retrievalbig data, linked data, and social mediaresearch data collections and open data repositoriesmetadata in information governance: compliance, risk and information securitymanaging intellectual property rightsthe politics of metadata: ethics, power and money. This book is essential reading for library and information students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and will also be useful reading for LIS professionals looking for an accessible introduction to metadata.

Information Systems

Author: Judith R. Gordon
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9780030224690
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text focuses on the use of information technology to support the management of information. Specifically, it addresses the use of computer-based systems for determining the type of information that is needed for the effective performance of organizational activities.

Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Author: Gobinda G. Chowdhury
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 185604694X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques is now available to the information professional attempting to successfully retrieve information. It is recognized that today's information professionals need to concentrate their efforts on learning the techniques of computerized IR. However, it is this book's contention that it also benefits them to learn the theory, techniques and tools that constitute the traditional approaches to the organization and processing of information. In fact much of this knowledge may still be applicable in the storage and retrieval of electronic information in digital library environments. The fully revised third edition of this highly regarded textbook has been thoroughly updated to incorporate major changes in this rapidly expanding field since the second edition in 2004, and a complete new chapter on citation indexing has been added. Unique in its scope, the book covers the whole spectrum of information storage and retrieval, including: users of IR and IR options; database technology; bibliographic formats; cataloguing and metadata; subject analysis and representation; automatic indexing and file organization; vocabulary control; abstracts and indexing; searching and retrieval; user-centred models of IR and user interfaces; evaluation of IR systems and evaluation experiments; online and CD-ROM IR; multimedia IR; hypertext and mark-up languages; web IR; intelligent IR; natural language processing and its applications in IR; citation analysis and IR; IR in digital libraries; and trends in IR research. Illustrated with many examples and comprehensively referenced for an international audience, this is an indispensable textbook for students of library and information studies. It is also an invaluable aid for information practitioners wishing to brush up on their skills and keep up to date with the latest techniques.