What is information lifecycle management?

Information lifecycle management is the consistent management of information from creation to final disposition. It is enabled through people, process, and technology and drives improved control over information as it moves through the various lifecycle stages described below.  

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Information lifecycle phases at UQ

The information lifecycle at UQ includes the following phases:  

  1. Create, capture and classify
    Create, capture and classify information adequately. 

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  1. Store and secure  
    Store information appropriately and securely. 

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  1. Manage and maintain 
    Manage and maintain information in line with external and internal policies and expectations. 

  1. Share and reuse  
    Share and reuse information where appropriate. 

  1. Retain and archive  
    Retain and archive information for a minimum period. 

  1. Dispose or destroy  
    Dispose of, or destroy, information correctly. 

Note that “Plan and Design” sits in the centre of the Information Lifecycle, as this should be evaluated and incorporated at each lifecycle phase.  

Information lifecycle management at UQ is coordinated across the University by the Information Technology Services (ITS) Division.

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