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: 

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: