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NY records warehouse blaze sparks digitization questions

As we were going to press last week, news was beginning to trickle in about a fire at a Brooklyn, New York warehouse where millions of records belonging to various city agencies were stored. The seven-alarm blaze was originally thought to involve more than four million files, however city officials now estimate the number of damaged records will be far less.

Campus curmudgeon nabs 22K university records

A pair of staff members were put on administrative leave at the University of Oregon after they released almost 22,000 pages of archived records to a professor. Among the documents released were a number of sensitive emails between students, faculty, and the President's office.

 

Media outlets: Step away from the custom CMS project

If you've been reading FierceContentManagement for a while, you know there's been a spate of stories lately about publishers ditching their old CMS platforms for shiny, new custom made versions.

Microsoft acquires text analysis company Equivio

Microsoft announced Tuesday it acquired text analysis software company Equivio for an undisclosed sum that some analysts estimate could be in the $200 million range.

Chicago's march toward the paperless city

Here's a statistic for you. 34 percent of Chicago's total trash output comes from paper.

2015 reasons to love content management

It's been an interesting year for content management.

A bespoke CMS makes a great holiday gift

Hayley Nelson, director of product management at Wired, has a small request from Santa. She'd like someone to invent a new type of CMS that helps publishers easily manage both print and online content. Oh, and it needs to have a great digital asset management system, too.

Will 2015 be the year of information governance?

Has information governance been on your mind a lot lately? If so, you're in good company.

What we know (and don't know) about Ektron

After several days of commotion surrounding the activities of web content management software company Ektron, the dust has settled -- sort of. Here's what we know officially. Ektron secured a second round of funding with private equity firm Accel-KKR. Everything else is speculation as to what it all means and what the future holds for Ektron and its employees.

NARA backpedals on approval of CIA records destruction

The National Archives and Records Administration is backpedaling away from its preliminary seal of approval on the Central Intelligence Agency's request for permission to destroy the email messages of non-senior CIA officials. NARA originally gave tentative approval earlier this year but is now having second thoughts.