What is information management?
Information management (IM) is a discipline focused on the management and protection of information in all formats, and it encompasses all components of the life cycle of records. Information should be protected from inappropriate access or use through all stages of the life cycle:
Why should you manage information?
To help you find the information you need, when you need it
To protect the rights and interests of both you and Memorial University
To reduce costs by saving time and space
To enable transparency and accountability by documenting university business and decisions
To create corporate memory that provides context for policy
To enable compliance with legislation and university policy
To minimize risk by regularly and legally disposing of records and information
To preserve records which have enduring value by identifying them for permanent preservation
To support decision-making
To enable continuity of business operations in case of a disaster