Information Management Group


CIfA's Information Management Special Interest 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. Non-members need to pay an annual £10 fee.
To join, please contact the CIfA office at


Jeremy Oetgen (Chair)
Colin Forrestal (Secretary)
Doug Rocks-Macqueen (Treasurer)

Claire Tsang (Ordinary Committee Member)
Simon Parsons (Ordinary Committee Member)
Gary Duckers (Ordinary Committee Member)
Theodora Anastasiadou (Ordinary Committee Member)

Specialist competence matrix

The specialist competence matrices have been compiled by 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.

Forthcoming Events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

2019 AGM - Call for nominations for Secretary and 2 Ordinary committee members, please complete the nomination form by Friday 15 November. AGM to be held on 4 December at 11.30am at The Briar Rose meeting room, Birmingham.

Previous Events

Three-year plan

Business plan 2015-2017


November 2016 - committee update

October 2016

AGM minutes

29 November 2017

3 November 2016

Committee minutes

16 September 2019

17 January 2019

10 July 2018

19 February 2018