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Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (IRM 20)

Introduction


The Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology standard IRM 20) was developed to facilitate records management by government entities at any level of government. It shares many of its elements with other metadata standards, such as the Dublin Core and the Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines set, but goes further to address such issues as access restrictions, data practices, and records retention and disposition, thereby enabling the practical implementation of statutory mandates for records management. As well, use of the standard brings many other benefits such as:

  • facilitation of data sharing where authorized,
  • enhanced efficiency with respect to location, evaluation, and retrieval of records, and
  • guidance for consultants, vendors, and system designers.

The standard is comprised of twenty elements, ten of which are mandatory. State agencies should note that it is referenced as a “current standard” in the Minnesota Enterprise Technical Architecture under Chapter 4, “Data and Records Management Architecture.”

 

Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (IRM 20)

Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (IRM 20)
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Background to the Standard

The Recordkeeping Metadata Development Committee
The Recordkeeping Metadata Development Committee met from March 2001 through April 2002, developing the standard at the direction of the state's Information Policy Council. Committee documents and minutes are available online.

 

Comments

Submit your comments regarding the Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (IRM 20) online.

 

 

Modified April 24, 2009.

Links verified March 29, 2013.


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