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    Work Continues on the Revision of ISO 15489

    Mar 31, 2014

    Work Continues on the Revision of ISO 15489

    If the work that began in 2012 to revise ISO 15489 Information and documentation – Records management- Part 1: General maintains its current momentum, a draft could be available for public comment later this year or early in 2015.

    Published in 2001 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 15489-1 is being revised by the body that created it, ISO Technical Committee 46 Information and Documentation/Subcommittee 11 Archives/Records Management (TC 46/SC11). The TC 46/SC11 workgroup assigned to the revision comprises delegates from multiple countries, including the United States and Canada. The U.S. delegation, composed of individuals from NARA and ARMA International and operating under the auspices of the American National Standards Institute and the National Information Standards Organization, continues to be actively engaged in this revision initiative.

    In May, this TC46/SC11 workgroup will meet in Washington, D.C., to continue its work in conjunction with the annual meeting of the entire ISO TC 46, which also encompasses four other subcommittees. Although workgroup meetings are not open to the public, public comments may be sought when the revision reaches the “enquiry” stage and the “draft international standard” is released. ARMA International will announce when that occurs and will seek reviewers to help it formulate its comments about the draft.

    To learn more about the various stages of development for an international standard, read the May/June 2011 Information Management magazine article “Going Global with RIM Standards and Best Practices.”

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