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Information Management Group (IMSIG)


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IfA’s Information Management Group represents the interests of professionals who work or have an interest in the area of information management. The group aims to promote standards and good practice relevant to the management of all aspects of historic environment and wider heritage sector information through the activities of the IfA.

In simple terms, the group focuses on how those working in the historic environment/ heritage sector create, access and share digital data together with the standards involved in these processes. Our work relates to

  • data capture and recording practice
  • recording system design
  • archiving of digital data
  • promoting access to information
  • re-use of digital archives

The Information Management Group works to coordinate, develop, maintain and promote standards for the recording of heritage information, to promote best practice and share experience in the application of information standards, and promote and seek involvement in the future development of existing data standards.

Join the Group

Membership benefits include: Newsletter, Events and Meetings, Training, Website and Email Discussion List.

Membership is free to IfA members (£10 to non-members). To join, please contact the IfA office at


We are pleased to welcome our new Secretary and three new Ordinary Committee Members.

Hugh Corley (Chair)
Colin Forrestal(Secretary)
Lorna Richardson(Treasurer)

Martin Newman(Ordinary Committee Member)
Ben Wallace (Ordinary Committee Member)
Edmund Lee (Ordinary Committee Member)
Sarah Orr (Ordinary Committee Member)

Previous Events

Towards a collaborative strategy for sector information management (TACOS)

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

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