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Information Governance

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Information Governance Defined

Information governance is the overarching and coordinating strategy for all organizational information. It establishes the authorities, supports, processes, capabilities, structures, and infrastructure to enable information to be a useful asset and reduced liability to an organization, based on that organization’s specific business requirements and risk tolerance.

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 iGBOK: The Information Governance Body of Knowledge

IGBOKThe Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK), provides information governance (IG) stakeholders – information management, information technology, legal, risk/compliance, privacy, security, and business unit heads – the clear, concise, and practical guidance they need to govern their organization’s information assets effectively. Filled with strategic advice, policy guidance, “how to” processes, and valuable templates.

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 The Principles Maturity Model

Principles Maturity ModelThe Principles Maturity Model (Maturity Model) is based on the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® (Principles), as well as the extant standards, best practices, and legal/regulatory requirements that surround information governance and describes for each Principle the characteristics of effective information governance at five distinct levels of development.

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 The Information Governance Implementation Model

The Information Governance Implementation Model is a comprehensive outline of the areas that should be present in all cross-functional Information Governance programs.

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 Job Descriptions for Information Management and Information Governance (PDF)

Glossary of RIM TermsBased on Records and Information Management Core Competencies, this publication is a guide for creating effective records and information management (RIM) job descriptions at four different levels – from entry to executive.

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Information Governance Key Points

  1. Overarching strategy across all information and information disciplines.
  2. Information governance is the top level of any organization's information strategy.
  3. Information governance defines the authorities for making information-related decisions.
  4. Information governance defines the supports for information governance (things like change management, communications, organizational learning/training, standards and best practices, help desk/FAQs, and project management methodology).
  5. Information governance defines the processes and flows of information throughout an organization (or at least a standardized methodology for the organization to establish consistently).
  6. Information governance establishes the business requirements for information architecture, including taxonomy, metadata, format standards, classification/sensitivity labels, and protocols.
  7. Information governance should establish the requirements for technologies and networks, as well as the plan for implementing and managing them.

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