Government Information Management and Disposition


Disposition refers to the process which enables government institutions to dispose of records which no longer have operational value, either by permitting their destruction (at the discretion of institutions), by requiring their transfer to Library and Archives Canada, or by agreeing to their alienation from the control of the Government of Canada.

Information Management (IM)

Library and Archives Canada provides leadership in the Government of Canada (GC) IM community by working collaboratively with the central agencies, GC departments and others to develop standards, tools and best practices for IM. We also provide informed advice, guidance and services to our clients through a variety of means including our Contact Centre.

Generic Valuation Tools (GVTs)
These documents help streamline the recordkeeping process of Government of Canada institutions by making recommendations about which information resources have business value with suggested retention periods for common administrative and operational functions.
Library and Archives Canada guidelines on information management and the transfer of archival records.
Retention Guidelines: see Generic Valuation Tools (GVTs)
Records and Information Life Cycle Management
Updated guidance on the management of information from planning and creation through to disposition coming soon!
Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World -- newsletter
This newsletter highlights issues pertaining to recordkeeping practices in the public and private sector by providing links to current news articles, websites, journals and conferences from sources around the world.

Progress on the government record backlog

Contact Centre

Telephone (toll free): 1-866-498-1148
Telephone (NCR): 819-934-7519
Fax: 819-934-7534

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