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Information Governance and Assurance: Reducing Risk, Promoting Policy
Alan MacLennan
Item Number: 978-1-85604-940-5
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $85.00
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192 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-940-5
Year Published: 2014
This comprehensive textbook discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance and information security and their relevance to all aspects of information work.

From the researcher who is responsible for ethical practices in the gathering, analysis, and storage of data, to the reference librarian who must deliver unbiased information; from the records manager who must respond to information requests, to the administrator handling personnel files, this book will equip practitioners and students alike to implement good information governance practice in real-world situations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Information as an Asset
Intellectual property and copyright
Records management
Information security
Data quality

About the Author

Dr. Alan MacLennan is Course Leader for the MSc in Information Management at Robert Gordon University, UK and teaches modules in Databases, Networking and Records Management on the course. His teaching areas span both "traditional" librarianship - cataloguing to AACR2R2 and MARC, and some classification - and topics in the forefront of today's Information revolution, such as networking, the Internet, the World Wide Web and HTML authoring and page design. He completed a postgraduate diploma and linked Master's in Librarianship and Information Studies at Robert Gordon University and has been lecturing since 1993.


”This book could readily serve as a text to accompany a course devoted to the broader topic of information, its management, and security. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further discussion as well as a limited bibliography. Beyond the classroom setting, MacLennan’s book is a very worthwhile synthesis of the current state of information governance and assurance and would be an excellent acquisition for academic and public libraries alike."
— Technical Services Quarterly

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