Automating Information Governance

Extract from article by Conni Christensen

We have an effective model for converting information governance requirements into a digital framework. It is called the DIRKS methodology and you’ll find it in ISO 15489 Standard for Records Management. Over the last 15 year, consultants like myself working in Australian government have followed this methodology to develop classification schemes and retention schedules. I developed much of my body of knowledge from following this methodology over and over again and then by developing a.k.a.® software to make the process a whole lot easier.

DIRKS involves a lot of work, but by following the methodology we are able to develop a logical model which puts the information governance rules in context. And it provides an extensible framework from which to build the data/metadata structures which will underpin the automation of information governance processes.