KU: Information Management Program


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Everyday at KU we create and use information in our research, teaching, classes and service to the State of Kansas. Information comes to us in many forms and through many channels. Stewardship of the University’s information assets is a shared responsibility across KU. Each of us plays a vital role.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Richard Lariviere announced the KU Information Management program in the fall of 2007. This ambitious plan will develop and carry out a series of steps that will improve our handling and securing of private information, our management of university records, and the preservation of KU’s institutional memory for today’s decision-makers and tomorrow’s scholars.

This endeavor will unfold over a period of years rather than months. Training, education, outreach and consulting will be early priorities. A comprehensive program of information asset management, digital archiving and preservation will take longer as we build on many programs and services already in place at KU.

The KU Information Management plan includes:

  • Identification of University information assets
  • Classification of those information assets to determine management requirements
  • Development of resources and tools including meaningful policies, procedures, standards, and technology tools and
  • Education, training and practical guidelines
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