ISO 15489 is the standard for Records Management Systems (RMS). It was designed to help businesses and other organisations to manage their records to keep them reliable and up-to-date.
Records are kept in all types of environment and business, and are no longer just physical items. The greater flexibility that digital records provide, such as the ability to reuse or repurpose, brings about new requirements and considerations that businesses must look at with their record keeping.
ISO 15489 helps business to implement systems and rules for the creation, capture and management of records. The standard also covers opportunities for use and reuse of records, takes into account the importance of risk management, and highlights the considerations needed for any collaborative work.
This standard allows businesses to set up an RMS that can help them protect the reliability and usability of their records whilst ensuring all records remain appropriate for their original purpose.