Information is a valued asset

Each resource is listed by type, and details the resource name, owner (in brackets), brief description and link.

This resource base is intended to be a ‘living document’. If you wish to contribute a resource or comment on the accuracy of any of these resources please email: information.management@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

Definitions

Public sector body (Cabinet Office) – Section 3 of the PSI regulations contains a definition of a Public Sector Body.

Information asset (The National Archives) - stage 2 of our digital continuity guidance contains a definition of an information asset:

Identify information assets and business requirements (PDF, 0.26Mb)

Information architecture - An Information Architecture for the UK Public Sector (CTO Council Information Domain). This draft paper is a part of the family of policy and guidance documents associated with the cross-Government Enterprise Architecture (xGEA). It sets out the context, scope, themes and principles of the UK Public Sector Information Architecture (PSIA) and plans for its development and onward maintenance and management.

Guidance

Use of Information Asset Registers (The National Archives) – stage 2 of the digital continuity guidance details a number of aspects of using and managing Information Asset Registers, including factsheets and templates.

Financial reporting of intangible assets in government (Intellectual Property Office) – The Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) details requirements relating to intangible assets (IA), which is based on International Accounting Standard 38 (IAS) principles. The FReM identifies five categories for the purposes of analysing IA in public sector accounting.