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 through the Members area login. Those who are not members of the institute will need to pay an annual £10 fee and can join here

Twitter: Follow IMSIG on twitter @CImsig


Mike D'Aprix (Chair)
Katie Green (Secretary)
Laura O'Connor (Treasurer)
Jessica Irwin
Eileen Kerhouant
Gary Duckers (Advisor)
Simon Parsons (Advisor)

Specialist competence matrix

The specialist matrix is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working in Information management.

Forthcoming Events

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

Three-year plan

Three year plan 2023-2026

AGM minutes

AGM minutes 14 December 2023
AGM minutes 27 September 2022

Committee minutes

Committee meeting minutes 16 January 2024
Committee meeting minutes 9 November 2023
Committee meeting minutes 8 December 2022
Committee meeting minutes 3 November 2022