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
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.
Hugh Corley (Chair)
Doug Rocks-Macqueen(Ordinary Committee Member)
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.
Keith May discussed the Heritage Information Access Strategy or HIAS as they are now progressing through the third stage of their work. This project is looking at how to secure an improved and more cost effective approach to the handling of digital historic environment data by Historic England and our partners in local authority historic environment records. For more information on this project have a look here
Dan Miles followed on with a discussion of the Forum for Information Standards in Heritage and the Historic Environment Information Network or FISH-HEIRNET. This discussion looked at FISH-HEIRNET, how it was set up, the work it supports and how we may be able to work with them in the future to organise event. Here is a link to Dan’s slides. FISH will be holding an open meeting in Edinburgh on the 29 of November, click here for more details and to book.
This was followed by a tour of Fort Cumberland led by Duncan Brown. The fort is only open the public on Heritage Open Days and other pre-arranged tours so this was a real treat. There is an excellent write-up from the most recent Heritage Open Days here
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.