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h-Atroduction: from ethics to accountability, or, when do record professionals become whistleblowers? xxv Introduction xxv The imnportance of ethics and accountability xxvii The spark igniting the fire: Enron, Arthur Andersen, and Corporate scandals xxxi Governrment secrecy and the control of the past xxxiv Evil and recordkeepin g xxxviii Owvn ng the past xliii The international dimensions of thiis book xliv Coni s i on: a ch va whisteb owing? xlvi 1 Testing the spirit of the information age Introduction 1 The computer store as the new church for our information agi The information age arnd thee lectronic sweatshop 6 The information age and the loss of humanity 7 The need for spirituality in the information age 13 Conclusion: beyond what we can see or make 16 2 Searching for authority and recognition: archivists, records managers, and electronic records 19 Introduction 19 Archivists and the quest for a magic bullet 20 "The search for authority for ERM in the archival literature 22 The possible fatal flaw: eiectronic records management and practice 29 Records professionals in a brave new world 35 Simple questions about SIM and other new information management models 38 SIM world or, real world? 39 Begin the dialogue 44 Conclusion: back to work 46 3 Why the Archivist of the United States is important to records professionals and America 49 Introduction 49 The historical lessons of the founding and developmentb of i:he- National Archives 50 The National Archives and the chimera of independence 54 A new controversy erupts 57 A new time, a new set of challenges 62 A legacy of problems, not a Bushwhacking 65 Different thoughts about the Archivist 68 Conclusion 73 4 America's pyramids: presidents and their libraries 75 introduction 75 Whta"s the purpose of presidential libraries? 76 riresiderntial papers before presidential libraries 77 .lfR and tLhe origins of the presidenti al ibrary 80 i e presidenti - library system's evol Uion and the issues of presidential papers 83 The insider's view on presidential libraries 89 Others views on presidential libraries 95 is there a future for, presidential libraries? 101 Summing up: a policy recornmendation 104 SThe world is a dangerous place: recordkeeping in the age of terror 109 Introduction 109 What is terrorism? 110 Nothing new under the sun 112 Media coverage of the Gulf VVars 116 Closing off the documentation 119 inteiiigence and the war on terror 123 The intelligence boondoggle and civil liblerties 125 Rlecords and Cheir administration in the age of terror 126 CIo records professionals need new ethics codes? 128 Conclusion 133 6 Technology, the future of work, and records professionals 135 Intr oduction 135 Fighting mythology 136 Comouters and workers 139 'he power of the historical, or ong-term, perspective 143 Records still appear 144 The challenges of the new workplace and its technologies 146 Co ncusion 153 7 -lecords and truth in the post-truth society 157 ntr oduction 5i -7 The post-truth society 159 Political pratfalls 163 Scientific shenanigans 166 Corporate corr uption 168 Historians' hiccup 174 Conclusion: records and truth 18D 8 Censorship and records 183 Introduction 183 Self-censorship: the first danger sign 186 Human rights and the role of records 190 Voyeurism as a stimulant for censorship 194 Torture and the power of records 198 Conclusion: where do we go from here? 201 9 Personal notes: intellectual property, technology, and unfair stories 207 Introduction 207 Two views 208 Power plays 209 Societal shenanigans 211 Information technologies and free expression 212 Information pr ofessionas as combatants or innocent civiian 215 Personal stories about unfair use 217 Conclusion 228 Conclusion. Archiving archives: rethinking and revitalizing a concept 231 Intr'oduction 231 Archives as storage 235 Archives as static 236 Archives as data 237 Archives as imemory 238 Archives as social construction 240