International Records Management Standards ISO 15489 and 23081

Authored by: Barbara Reed

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The first international standard on records management, ISO 15489, was issued in 2001, followed in 2006/2007 by standards on Metadata for Records, ISO 23081. This entry outlines the history of the development of these standards and provides an overview of their contents. The impact of the records management standards is discussed followed by an assessment of the strategic uses of such standardization work.

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