Supply and Services

April is Records and Information Management Month (10/04/07)

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April 7, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - April has been proclaimed Records and Information Management Month in New Brunswick by Premier Shawn Graham.

Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty said the proclamation recognizes the critical role that proper record, document and information management plays in ensuring the accessibility of public information and the protection of vital personal information.

"As businesses, organizations and institutions in our province continue to face the challenges of competition, customer service, globalization and changing technology, the proper management of records and information is critical," said Doherty. "That is why we are recognizing the important role that records, information and knowledge professionals play in ensuring public and private records are controlled and administered properly and professionally."

The declaration recognizes the work of the Atlantic Chapter of ARMA International. ARMA International has 150 chapters which represent more than 10,000 members worldwide, including records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators. The members work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services and the oil and gas sector.

"The members of ARMA Atlantic are committed to professional excellence, accountability, integrity, leadership and good governance," said Doherty. "Every day, they demonstrate the value of records, information and knowledge as vital corporate assets. As government administrators, we could not do our jobs without the expertise and commitment of these professionals."

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MEDIA CONTACT: Craig Chouinard, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-2519.

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