IM is an evolving science that is a key underpinning of effective information sharing within institutions, and externally to customers and suppliers, partners, or the public. As part of an ongoing, government-wide initiative, Library and Archives Canada has collected a number of resources to provide a foundation for building your own IM resources and competencies. While there are currently some areas where supporting resources are limited, we have opted to reveal a complete IM landscape that can be used to increase the pool of knowledge in the area of information management, and to guide efforts to build a comprehensive set of resources over time. Together with the IM community, we will be adding to the number and quality of resources found in this online Guide as time goes on.
If you have resources that you feel will contribute to the overall IM community's success, we invite you to contact us so that we can add your resources to our growing pool of shared knowledge.
Using the diagram below, you can learn more about each of the 7 steps in the Records and Information Life Cycle. Each step will provide a description of key inputs, outputs, benefits and resources to help you understand, plan, implement and improve your Information Management (IM) initiatives.