ISO has announced the availability of ISO 15489-1, ‘Information and documentation -- Records management -- Part 1: Concepts and principles’.
ISO 15489-1 establishes the core concepts and principles for the design, implementation and management of policy, information systems and processes allowing people, organizations, governments, private enterprises and collaborative coalitions to:
- Create and capture records to meet requirements for evidence of business activity;
- Take appropriate action to protect the authenticity, reliability, integrity and useability of records, as well as their business context, and to identify requirements for their management over time.
By taking a principles-based approach, ISO 15489-1 allows for flexibility in implementation while retaining strong direction on what those implementations should be achieving. It describes concepts and principles relating to:
- Records, metadata for records and records systems;
- Policies, assigned responsibilities, monitoring and training supporting the effective management of records;
- Recurrent analysis of business context and the identification of records requirements;
- Records controls;
- Processes for creating, capturing and managing records.