Information Management Group (IMSIG)


CIfA'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 CIfA.

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


Hugh Corley (Chair)

Colin Forrestal(Secretary)

Jeremy Oetgen(Treasurer)

Doug Rocks-Macqueen(Ordinary Committee Member)

Ben Wallace (Ordinary Committee Member)

Edmund Lee (Ordinary Committee Member)

Sarah Orr (Ordinary Committee Member)

Specialist competence matrix

We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.

Survey results

We carried out a survey of our membership in 2015 to help us understand you and how we might best meet your needs. Please click on the links below to see the results.

Previous Events

Towards a collaborative strategy for sector information management (TACOS)

Business plan

Business plan 2015-2017

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