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ARMA Guide to the Information Profession
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ARMA Guide / INFORMATIONThe ARMA Guide To The Information Profession (originally, the Information Body of Knowledge [InfoBOK]) is the community-driven, open-source body of knowledge for the information profession. An information professional is anyone who for one of their major job tasks manages or governs information (content, data, documents, knowledge, or records), the systems that contain information, or the policies and practices by which information workers must abide.

The ARMA Guide To The Information Profession ("ARMA Guide") establishes the major areas of knowledge that must be attained to successfully be an information professional and provides a common terminology, understandings, and strategies among the sub-disciplines of the profession.

The ARMA Guide is also available in an expanded version with commentary and analysis, and is placed in the larger context of a comprehensive understanding of the information profession. The expanded version is called INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession, by Nick Inglis, and is also available through ARMA for purchase.

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A related resource is our Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK) which has a different scope from the ARMA Guide and INFORMATION book. The IGBOK is a deep dive into the processes and functions of information governance, whereas the ARMA Guide and INFORMATION book is expansive across the disciplines that leverage information. Represented graphically below:

Comparison of the IGBOK and ARMA Guide

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The ARMA Guide To The Information Profession

INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession

  • Free download
  • Establishes major areas of knowledge
  • Provides common terminology and understanding
  • 102 pages
  • Book/eBook for purchase
  • Establishes major areas of knowledge
  • Provides common terminology and understanding
  • Includes comprehensive context and understanding of the profession
  • Includes in-depth analysis of terms
  • 217 pages
ARMA Guide to the Information Profession INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession
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