Information Governance and Assurance

Reducing risk, promoting policy

Alan MacLennan,

Information Governance and Assurance: Reducing risk, promoting policy
 
 

This comprehensive textbook discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance, assurance and security and their relevance to all aspects of information work.
Information governance describes the activities and practices which have developed to control the use of information, including, but not limited to, practices mandated by law. In a world in which information is increasingly seen as a top-level asset, the safeguarding and management of information is of concern to everyone. From the researcher who is responsible for ethical practices in the gathering, analysis, and storage of data, to the reference librarian who must deliver unbiased information; from the records manager who must respond to information requests, to the administrator handling personnel files, this book with equip practitioners and students alike to implement good information governance practice in real-world situations.
Key topics covered include:

  • Information as an asset
  • The laws and regulations
  • Data quality management
  • Dealing with threats
  • Security, risk management and business continuity
  • Frameworks, policies, ethics and how it all fits together.

Readership: Fully supported by examples, discussion points and practical exercises, this is essential reading for everyone who needs to understand, implement and support information assurance policies and information governance structures. It will be particularly valuable for LIS students taking information management and information governance courses, and information professionals with an advisory or gatekeeping role in information governance within an organization.



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