Introduction to Records & Information Management (RIM)

Records information management (RIM) is a corporate area of endeavor involving the administration of all business records throughout their life cycle. According to the ISO 15489: 2001 standard, records management activities include "the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including the processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records." Taken From

What is Records & Information Management?

Slides | Introduction to Records Management by CARICAD

Bulletin | Records Management Bulletin: What is Records Management? by NWT RM Bulletin

Links | Canadian RIM Tutorials by ARMA Canada Region

Article  | Dispelling Myths Records Retention in Canada

Article | Why is RIM important? by UNBC

Article | Overall File Management FAQ by SIA

Article | The History of Records Management in Canada, 1867-1967 By Uta Fox

Newsletter | Monthly RIM online viewer by ARMA

Article | What’s most businesses’ missing link? – a filing strategy by Clinton Vallis

Article | Current state of play: records management and the cloud by Katherine Stuart & David Bromage

Article | Managing Records in the Modern Office: Taming the Wild Frontier by John McDonald

Article | Electronic Records Management and Public Accountability: Beyond an Instrumental Approach by Albert Meijer

Article | The impact of information culture on information/records management by Proscovia Svard

Article | Accountability, open government and record keeping by Alistair Tough

Article | Canadian RIM, an ARMA Canada Publication Spring 2016 Volume I, Issue I by ARMA Canada

Standards in RIM

Information and Documentation Records Management:

  1. Standard | ISO-15489-1 Part 1: Concept & Principles

  2. Standard | ISO-15489-2 Part 2: Guidelines

Information and Documentation Records Management Processes: Managing Metadata for Records:

  1. Standard | ISO-23081-1 Part 1: Principles

  2. Standard | ISO-23081-2 Part 2: Conceptual & implementation issues

  3. Standard | ISO-23081-3 Part 3: Self-assessment method

Information Systems for Records:

Principles and Functional Requirements for Records in Electronic Office Environments:

Information and documentation:

  1. Standard | ISO 13008:2012 Digital records conversion and migration process

  2. Standard | ISO/TR 13028:2010 Implementation guidelines for digitization of records

  3. Standard | ISO 17068:2017 Trusted third party repository for digital records

Information and documentation:

  • Standard | ISO/TR 26122:2008 Work process analysis for records

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Where Do I Begin? Understanding a Record's lifecycle

Bulletin | Records Management Bulletin: The Life Cycle of Records by NWT RM Bulletin

Handbook | Records & Archive Management Handbook by University of Adelaide

Article |  | Records Life-cycle Cradle to Grave Metaphor by Gordon Hoke

Article | | Best Practices for Digital Archiving: An Information Life Cycle Approach by Gail Hodge

Bulletin | Records Management Bulletin: Vital Records by NWT RM Bulletin