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IG, GDPR and RIM Resources and Links

Some useful resources and links for GDPR, Archiving, Privacy, Data Protection, Information Security, Information Governance, Records Management and Digital Preservation. Please contact [email protected] to suggest additions.


The European Commission's web site on Reform of EU data protection rules.

For those new to the GDPR, there is an excellent infographic from the European Commission here.

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has produced a dedicated web site covering both the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive here.

The ICO has published an excellent PDF called "Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now".

The ICO has published a "Getting ready for the GDPR" checklist, covering the aspects of Accountability and governance, Key areas to consider, Individuals' rights, Breach notification and Transfer of data.

The ICO has published a "Data protection self assessment toolkit" that also includes Data protection assurance, Information security, Direct marketing, Records management, Data sharing and subject access, and CCTV.

The UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner has published a blog post on GDPR.

The Direct Marketing Association has produced a dedicated web site on the GDPR here.

A PDF file of the text of the GDPR is available here.

A useful web page version of the Regulation is here - as produced by a third party, no responsibility can be accepted for any inaccuracies in the transcription of the law.

Full text of the Data Protection Bill as modified is here.


Information and Records Management Society
The Information and Records Management Society is the foremost UK professional association for all those who work in or are concerned with records or information management. Don't miss the IRMS Annual Conference

Academy of Certified Archivists
The Academy of Certified Archivists, founded in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, is an independent, non-profit certifying organization of professional archivists.

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage.

AIIM is the global community of information professionals. They provide the education, research and certification that information professionals need to manage and share information assets in an era of mobile, social, cloud and big data.

Archives and Records Association
The Archives and Records Association is a leading professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

ARMA International
ARMA International is the leader and authority on the education of information management issues.

Aslib, The Association for Information Management
ASLIB is a membership association for people who manage information and knowledge in organizations, who are not necessarily librarians.

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is the member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery.

Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers
The Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers (ACARM) was founded in 1984 to provide a link for archival institutions, archivists and records managers across the Commonwealth.

Association for Information Science and Technology
Association for Information Science and Technology is the association for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

British Records Association
The British Records Association, a charity established in 1932, exists to encourage and assist the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records.

Business Continuity Institute
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world's leading institute for business continuity, including being the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals worldwide.

Cathedral Library & Archives Association
Promotion, preservation and protection of cathedral libraries and archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Collections Trust
The Collections Trust is an independent UK-based charity that works with museums, libraries, galleries and archives worldwide to improve the management and use of collections.

Digital Preservation Coalition
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is an advocate and catalyst for digital preservation, enabling members to deliver resilient long-term access to content and services, and helping them derive enduring value from digital collections.

Good Governance Institute
The Good Governance Institute has been established to support better governance practice and to ensure organisations develop a focus on leadership and strategy, working with individual NHS, University, third sector and commercial organisations.

Heritage Preservation
Heritage Preservation is a mission-driven, independent, public policy organization dedicated to preserving the cultural, historic, and scientific heritage of the United States.

Icon is the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Icon's membership embraces the wider conservation community, incorporating not only professional conservators in all disciplines, but all others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to our cultural heritage.

The International Information Management Association was founded in 1989, with the mission to provide a unique blend of high-quality academic research combined with social interaction.

Information Governance Initiative
The Information Governance Initiative is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance.

Information Systems Security Association
An international non-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners.

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations
The International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) is the global non-profit organization for health information management.

Institute of Certified Records Managers
The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers.

Institute of Document Control
A global network of 1,500 document controllers.

Institute of Health Records and Information Management
The Institute (IHRIM) is the professional organisation for people working in health informatics, be it health records, clinical coding, or information governance.

International Association of Privacy Professionals
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

International Council on Archives
The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe.

International Records Management Trust
The International Records Management Trust is in its 23rd year of supporting access to information for citizens and strengthening accountability by helping governments manage public sector records.

Museums Association
The Museums Association is a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage.

National Association for Information Destruction
NAID is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services.

Nuclear Information and Records Management Association
NIRMA is the nuclear industry’s leader in information and records management and has members from the U.S. as well as international communities.

Open Preservation Foundation
The Open Preservation Foundation sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. They provide members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.

the Pharmaceutical Records and Information Management Organization.

PRISM International
The global, non-profit trade association for the commercial information management industry.

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia is the leading professional Association for the records and information management industry in Australasia.

Society of American Archivists
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association.

Socitm is an IT professional body for people involved in the leadership and management of IT and digitally enabled services delivered for public benefit.

The UK Council of Health Informatics Professions is the voluntary regulation and registration body for Health and Social Care Informatics in the United Kingdom.


AHIMA's Information Governance Principles for Healthcare
The eight principles form the foundation for a maturity model to help organizations determine how to proceed with an effective IG program.

Archives New Zealand
Archives New Zealand New Website - Records Toolkit

BS 10008
BS 10008 is the British Standard on Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information that outlines best practice for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems. See also Cabinet Office guidance.

Cloud Legal Issues
The Cloud Legal Research Project (CLP) aims to address the various aspects of the legal and regulatory status of cloud computing that will be essential to its successful development.

Cloud and Records Management
From Archives New Zealand - Records Management and the Cloud.

The Collections Management Standards Toolkit
The Collections Management Standards Toolkit enables anyone working with a collection to identify the standards that will support them to deliver their museum's organisational purpose or mission. It is particularly relevant to the UK.

Data Protection guidance
ICO guide for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

Data Science Central
Data Science Central is the industry's online resource for big data practitioners, from Analytics to Data Integration to Visualization.

A leading global data privacy and data protection compliance resource tool.

Digital Asset Management
Knowledge sharing from the experts in digital asset management (DAM).

Digital Continuity guidance
Digital Continuity guidance from the UK National Archives, including the risk management self-assessment tool.

Digital Preservation Guidance
A range of digital preservation guidance from the Digital Preservation Coalition, including web archiving.

Digitisation Projects
Online Resources for Digitisation Projects from the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Disaster Resource GUIDE
The GUIDE is the most comprehensive source for crisis/emergency management and business continuity information.

DOD Standard 5015.2
Department of Defense (DoD) Standard 5015.2, a widely recognised standard which defines the basic requirements based on operational, legislative and legal needs that must be met by records management application (RMA).

E-ARK Project
European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation - E-ARK is a 3-year multinational research project co-funded by the European Commission that will run from 1st February 2014 to 31st January 2017.

Electronic Discovery Best Practices
For e-discovery, EDBP contains the latest, tested compilation of attorney best practices for law firms and in-house counsel.

EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
From the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

EU National eGovernment factsheets of 34 countries
The European Commission has published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheets for each of the 28 Member States of the EU, and for a further six countries.

European Document Retention Guide 2013
European Document Retention Guide 2013 produced by Iron Mountain and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in partnership with their approved law firms across Europe.

Finding Information Treasure
My Pinterest Board on extracting informational, research and business value from both modern Big Data and historical archives.

FOI Section 46 on Records Management
Code of Practice on the management of records in all UK public authorities.

G3C Toolkit
Local Public Data handling Guidelines, includes PCI DSS compliance guidance

ARMA's Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles.

Icon is  the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Resources include find a conservator and how to care for lots of stuff.

IG Principles
Information Governance Success: 10 IG Principles by Robert Smallwood.

Information Management Basics
A Guideline for Employees of the Government of Canada: Information Management (IM) Basics.

Institute for Information Governance
Large library of Information Governance training resources by recognised industry experts.

IRMS Record Retention Wiki
A Community owned editable resource, the Records Retention Wiki produced by the Information and Records Management Society has UK and British Islands coverage.

ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security resources
BIS section of resources that you may need for your ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System.

ISO Standards
ISO Standards on archives and records management, including ISO 15489 (currently under review).

JISC Records Management InfoKit
This infoKit will be of use to anyone working in a further or higher education institution who either works within a records management related function, or who has been charged with investigating records management issues as part of their role.

MoReq® is a records management specification published by the DLM Forum that describes "modular requirements for records systems". The latest edition of the MoReq® specification is MoReq2010®.

Museums Practice
Guidance and advice from the Museums Association for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage.

NAA's A-Z of resources
Nation al Archives of Australia A-Z for information and records management

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration section on Records Management.

NAS Records Management Model Plan
The Keeper of the Records of Scotland has produced a generic Model Action Plan to assist Scottish public authorities.

NF Z 42-013 standard
The well regarded French NF Z 42-013 standard on archiving, specifications for the design and operation of computer systems to ensure the conservation and integrity of documents stored in these systems.

NHS IG Toolkit
The Information Governance Toolkit is an online system which allows NHS organisations and partners to assess themselves against Department of Health Information Governance policies and standards. It also allows members of the public to view participating organisations' IG Toolkit assessments.

NHS Code of Practice for Records Management
Sets out standards required for the management of NHS records.

Open Preservation Foundation
The Open Preservation Foundation sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. They provide tools and a knowledge base.

PERICLES is a four-year European funded project that aims to address the challenge of ensuring that digital content remains accessible in an environment that is subject to continual change.

Information Security Resources from the SANS Institute, which was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization.

Schools - Records Management Toolkit for Schools
Produced by the IRMS, the Records Management Toolkit for Schools Version 4 - May 2012

The Synercon Group - Lest We Forget
A database of incidents where poor information governance / recordkeeping has contributed to dire outcomes.

The National Archives Records Management
The National Archives provides advice and guidance to records managers across UK central government.

University of Edinburgh Records Management Section
Contains widely respected content, such as guidance on how to create, track, store and dispose of physical and electronic records, including the often cited guidance on standard naming conventions for electronic records.

Widely used vocabularies in repository metadata from the Digital Repository of Ireland.


American Archivist
Bi-annual publication that covers cultural, social, legal, and technological developments that affect the nature of recorded information and the need to create and maintain it.

Monthly French magazine for information professionals: archivists, librarians, archivists.

Ariadne magazine is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia.

Bulletin of Association for Information Science and Technology
A bi-monthly news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news of people and events in the information science community.

Cathedral Library & Archives
Cathedral Library & Archives Association Newsletter.

Code4Lib Journal
The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

Compliance Week
Compliance Week is the leading information service on corporate governance, risk, and compliance.

The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.

D-Lib Magazine
D-Lib Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development.

Data Journals
A link to a list of data journals compiled by Sarah Callaghan in the PREPARDE project.

Data Science Journal
The Data Science Journal is dedicated to the advancement of data science and its application in policies, practices and management as Open Data.

Document Manager
Document Manager magazine is the UK publication covering document management, content management, capture, imaging and retrieval technologies.

EContent Magazine
Magazine on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing.

First Monday
First Monday is an openly accessible, peer–reviewed journal on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet.

IFLA Journal
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services.

Information Age
Information Age magazine is for all executives, regardless of job title, involved in the application of technology for strategic, competitive advantage and improved efficiency.

Information & Culture: A Journal of History
Formerly Libraries & Culture, it explores the interactions of people, organizations, and societies with information and technologies.

Information Management Magazine
Produced by ARMA, Information Management magazine is the leading source for learning about the records and information management issues that matter to business.

Infosecurity Magazine
Providing knowledge and insight into the information security industry.

International Journal of Digital Curation
The IJDC is entirely devoted to papers, articles and news items on curation of digital objects and related issues.

International Journal on Digital Libraries
This journal examines the theory and practice of acquisition, definition, organization, management, and dissemination of digital information via global networking.

International Journal of Information Management
The International Journal of Information Management (IJIM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to bring its readers the very best analysis and discussion in the developing field of information management.

IRMS Bulletin
Joining the IRMS gets you access to the bi-monthly IRMS Bulletin.

The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation is the primary vehicle for the publication of peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural works.

Journal of International Technology and Information Management (JITIM) is the peer-reviewed journal of the International Information Management Association that publishes four issues a year.

Journal of Digital Information
Publishing papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments, JoDI is a peer-reviewed Web journal supported by the University of Texas Libraries.

Journal of Documentation
The Journal of Documentation (JDoc) is a one of the longest-established academic journals in library/information science.

Journal of Electronic Publishing
The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) is a forum for research and discussion about contemporary publishing practices, and the impact of those practices upon users.

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
The Journal to inform librarians and other information professionals about current research, evolving work-related processes and procedures, and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment’s impact.

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
Original articles, reviews and case studies that analyse or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
publishes reports of research and development in a wide range of subjects and applications in information science and technology.

Journal of the Institute of Conservation
The Official journal of ICON (Institute of Conservation).

KMWorld is a leading publisher, conference organizer, and information provider serving the knowledge management, content management, and document management markets.

Library Hi Tech
Library Hi Tech features articles which explore new tools for managing and giving access to information, innovative ways of understanding interactions with users in both digital and hybrid environments, and unconventional approaches to library and information environments.

Library Management
LM reflects the latest research undertaken in academic, government and corporate institutions by reporting contemporary thought, whilst also exploring practical implications for those involved in teaching and practice.

Library of Congress Magazine
Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library.

LiDAR News
Laser Scanning Industry News for digital heritage preservation.

Managing Information
ASLIB's Managing Information reflects the needs of information professionals across all sectors - corporate and commercial, public, academic/educational, and voluntary.

Museums Journal
The MJ is the leading source of news and information for the museum and gallery sector.

The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research;
a library and information practitioner’s journal published twice a year.

Practical Technology for Archives
Open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on pragmatic, practical applications of archival technical processes.

Records Management Journal
Records Management Journal (RMJ) provides research and contemporary practice on the people, process and systems/technology aspects of managing records and information in organizations.

SC Magazine
IT Security News and Security Product Reviews.

Update magazine
CILIP Update is the leading publication for the library, information and knowledge management community.

VERS Standard
The internationally recognised Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) addresses the need for a cost-effective, long-term approach to the preservation of digital records.

World Digital Libraries
Journal on digital libraries that aims to advance the theory and practice of acquisition, organisation, management and dissemination of digital information on a sustainable basis.

Links to resources for jobs in Records Management and Information Governance:

Acumin is a leading provider of global Cyber Security recruitment and Risk Management recruitment services.

ARC Recruitment is the official recruitment publication for the Archives and Records Association.

Barclay Simpson
Barclay Simpson specialises in recruiting for IT security jobs in the UK and internationally.

Compliance Jobs
Risk, audit, and compliance jobs from Compliance Week career centre.

Data Privacy Careers
Privacy jobs, data privacy jobs and everything in between. Whether you are a privacy counsel, a data security expert or a cybersecurity engineer.

Data Science Central
Jobs board for Big Data.

The Information and Records Management Society Career Centre Portal.

Museum Jobs
Provided by the Museums Association for jobs in museums, galleries and heritage.

Sue Hill Recruitment
Sue Hill Recruitment is a specialist employment agency to the UK information sector, and market research, insight and analysis.

TFPL Job Board for Knowledge & Information Management, Insight & Intelligence, Publishing & Content Provision, Records Management, Document Management, Risk & Compliance and Research.


Archival Strategies
Stephen James Howard excellent and wide-ranging blog, sharing knowledge about archives, records and information management.

Essays in Information Governance
Essays in Information Governance (and more) is the excellent blog by Barclay T. Blair.

IG Blog
Robert Smallwood's excellent blog.

Martin Doyle
Martin Doyle's excellent Big Data Blog.

The Accidental Taxonomist
Topics related to information management taxonomies posted by the author of the book, The Accidental Taxonomist.

The Info Gov Guerrilla
Excellent blog by Christian Walker - often with great stuff on ECM and EFSS.

The Records Guru
Excellent blog on Information Governance by with Robin Woolen.

Thinking Records
James Lappin's excellent records management blog, often with great SharePoint content.


ACM Hypertext conference
The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT).


Various academic conferences including Social Media, Knowledge Management, Digital Government and Cyber Warfare and Security

Annual meeting of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.

The annual conference held by AIIM.

AIIM Forum UK, which has replaced the annual AIIM Roadshow.

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology conference and events calendar.

The ARMA Live! annual conference.

ARMA Europe
The ARMA annual European conference.

Australia - various
See ARK Group events.

Big Data
Global Big Data Conference events in various locations.

Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, one for those interested in Big Data, in Stockholm 8–12 June 2015.

Digital Asset Management events held in various locations.

Digital Heritage
The International Congress on Digital Heritage.

Key forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of enterprise computing.

Gartner CIO Summit
Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit.

Healthcare Efficiency
Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo.

Annual International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Conference.

IATUL Conference
International Association of University Libraries conference.

International Conference on History and Archives, Amsterdam.

IFLA Congress
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.

The International Information Management Association Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Information Governance Conference.

The Future of Information Sciences.

International conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials.

Information and Records Management Society Annual Conference.

International Telecommunciations Union events.

The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records.

Museums and Heritage Show
The UK's largest trade event for the cultural sector.

Museums and the Web
Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage.

PRISM global trade association for information management companies Annual Conference.

SC Congress
Security industry congress.

The Socitm spring conference.


Supercharged conference on marketing powered by AI, machine learning and emerging technology.

Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.


CMS Wire
News and features about Customer Experience Management, Digital Marketing, Social Business and Enterprise Information Management.

Risk, audit, and compliance news from Compliance Week.

Content and document management news, trends, analysis and practical advice.

Latest news, exhibition reviews and features from UK museums, galleries, heritage and archaeology sites.

Global privacy and data protection news.

Information Management News site
Portal site for news, commentary and feature content serving the information technology and business community.

Information security news.

Museums Journal
Museums, galleries and heritage news.

SC Magazine
Information security news.

Security Week
IT Security News and Information Security News


Archives Alive: Expanding Engagement with Public Library Archives and Special Collections

The ARMA International bookstore

In-House Bookbinding and Repair is a working document that contains information on setting up both a basic bookbindery and repair lab (i.e. the design, equipment, tools, and supplies needed) and instructions on rebinding and repairing cloth-bound books.

Essential Classification, 2nd edition, for all information workers who need to classify but have not formally been taught how.

Book on Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and
Information Services (Sixth Edition)

Data Mining - The Textbook, this book goes beyond the traditional focus on data mining problems to introduce advanced data types such as text, time series, discrete sequences, spatial data, graph data, and social networks.

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning for creating a library DR plan

Encyclopedia of Archival Science - the first-ever comprehensive guide to archival concepts, principles, and practices.

Book on Film Programming - Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives.

A new novel about archivists - Host Writer (Book 1: The Archivist)

Authored by Andrew Hamer, The ICSA Guide to Document Retention, 3rd edition.

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing for the Web and Beyond (4th Edition), by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, Jorge Arango

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage is a practical, colour- illustrated, working handbook for the curator, conservator and all persons concerned with the management of collections

Museums 101 - an A-Z, one-stop, comprehensive book on museums

Privacy - A Very Short Introduction, Second Edition by Raymond Wacks