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ISO 15489: Records Management

Date added 7 November 2006
Last edited 12 November 2009

Full Title

ISO 15489: Information and Documentation - Records Management


This international standard provides a high-level framework for records management, including: the benefits of records management, the regulatory environment, development of records management policies, the assignment of responsibilities, design and implementation of a records system, the management of records management processes and controls. Subjects covered include data capture, retention policies, storage mechanisms, access and information protection, the role of classification and vocabulary control.audit trails and staff training requirements.

Part 2 consists of guidelines providing current best practice information and workflow recommendations using the general headings covered in Part 1.

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Lifecycle Action

Whole Lifecycle

Standard Frameworks

Digital Archive Standards
Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Reference Models and Frameworks

Current Version

ISO 15489 is made up of 2 parts, both of which are current. See Alternative Current Versions below.

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions

Previous Versions

Referenced Standards

ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems - Specification With Guidance for Use
ISO 2788: Guidelines for the Establishment and Development of Monolingual Thesaurii
ISO 5127: Information and Documentation - Vocabulary
ISO 690-2: Information and Documentation - Bibliographic References - Part 2: Electronic Documents or Parts Thereof
ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems - Requirements