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