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Information governance and assurance – reducing risk, promoting policy

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Governance and Assurance (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9405), a new textbook written by Alan MacLennan of Robert Gordon University.

This comprehensive textbook discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance, assurance and security and their relevance to all aspects of information work. Information governance describes the activities and practices which have developed to control the use of information, including, but not limited to, practices mandated by law. In a world in which information is increasingly seen as a top-level asset, the safeguarding and management of information is of concern to everyone.

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.

Fully supported by examples, discussion points and practical exercises, this is essential reading for everyone who needs to understand, implement and support information assurance policies and information governance structures. It will be particularly valuable for LIS students taking information management and information governance courses, and information professionals with an advisory or gatekeeping role in information governance within an organization.

Information Governance and Assurance(http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9405) (June 2014, 192pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-85604-940-5, £49.95) is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. The book is available in North America through ALA Editions.

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