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InterPARES Definition

n. ~ 1. An operational-level structure that focuses on the day-to-day, routine use of information to achieve the organization's goals and objectives, including IT service delivery, information security, and relevant business standards. – 2. PaaST (Information Management) · Capabilities that support creating and maintaining preservation management information, about controls, objects, processes, and actors.

General Notes

Information management2 capabilities include categorizing information, extracting data from information sources, generating data from the execution of a preservation action, associating data with preservation targets or data objects, and collecting data generated in inspection and verification of objects.

Other Definitions


  • CNSS-4009 (†730 p.36): The planning, budgeting, manipulating, and controlling of information throughout its life cycle. (†1735)
  • Franks 2013 (†560 p. 32): The term records management describes a professional management discipline that originally managed physical documents (e.g., letters, contracts, minutes of meetings). This is in contrast to the term information management that came into use in the 1970s to describe a computer environment in which structured information (data in columns and rows) was stored electronically (†944)
  • Kurian 2013 (†576 s.v. information management): Executive control of the flow of accurate information to all those entitled to it, and also provision of disinformation to those who would use it for negative purposes. (†1079)
  • Ladley 2012 (†589 p.13): Information management is the same as inventory management - the actual touching, moving, tracking, and managing activities of the assets. (†1197)
  • Law 2011 (†581 s.v. information management): The acquisition, recording, organizing, storage, dissemination, and retrieval of information. Good information management has been described as getting the right information to the right person in the right format at the right time. (†1112)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 50): Information Management Capabilities support creating and managing PreservationManagementInformation about objects, actions, and Actors. These Capabilities include organizing, managing and reporting information and data. Information Management Capabilities support organizing information into classes and sets. (†2513)
  • Shepherd and Yeo 2003 (†744 p.18): Like records management, information management is concerned with materials in any format. However, information management focuses on information products used to support business activities, rather than the evidence of the activities themselves. (†1851)
  • Sonehara, et al. 2011 (†723 p.158): In 1985, David Chaum introduced the concept of identity management for non-linkability by using pseudonyms for authentication. The aim is both to protect an individual against a non-authorized data collection and profiling and to assure accountability of their transactions. (†1650)