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DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE METADATA STANDARD

Responsibly managing your physical and electronic records isn’t possible without metadata. Metadata is literally data about data and it is essential to taking your information lifecycle management program to the next level.

Metadata is also crucial to any organization in a heavily regulated industry that is involved in legal, audit and compliance activities, for example. This is because metadata helps organizations establish ownership over records, apply legal holds, indicate who has the authority to view and edit records, and identify records that have reached the end of their retention period. However, many organizations struggle to implement and effectively use metadata.

Iron Mountain, in collaboration with its Customer Advisory Board, has created a guide that details how to create and implement an effective metadata standard at your organization.

Download the guide and other supporting assets to learn about:

 

  • the five essential metadata elements every organization must have
  • how to handle metadata beyond the minimum requirements
  • best practices for populating metadata
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Executive Summary: Take your ILM program to the next level with metadata

Many organizations struggle to implement and effectively use metadata. This can be a significant problem because metadata is critical if you not only want to responsibly manage your physical and electronic records but also take your information lifecycle program to the next level.
Manage the Information Lifecycle with Metadata

Manage the Information Lifecycle with Metadata

Metadata is “data about data” – it tells us what the content is and what characteristics it possesses. Metadata is in use and important across enterprise content management, but many organizations struggle to maintain a functional metadata standard. This Guide will help you create and use a metadata standard that will help you better manage the information lifecycle at your organization.
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The Five Fundamental Metadata Requirements Every Organization Should Have

This interactive infographic details what the five minimum metadata elements are, what each element does, and why they are important.
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Expanded Metadata Quick Guide

Once you have the minimum metadata requirements implemented at your organization, the next step is to look into the expanded metadata elements that can help you take your information lifecycle management (ILM) program to the next level.
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Metadata Standard Best Practices

Metadata can help you take your organization’s information lifecycle management (ILM) program to the next level but only if you implement an effective metadata standard. These metadata best practices can help.