Each resource below 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


Digital continuity / digital information management (The National Archives) - The National Archives' digital continuity guidance provides a wealth of material on how to manage your digital information so that it be found, opened, worked with, trusted and understood.

Digital Continuity Framework Data Migration Services (The National Archives) - A framework lot for the planning and execution of Data Migration services; migration in this context refers to converting the existing data structures or transforming the existing data content.

Digital Continuity Framework Data Quality Services (The National Archives) - A framework lot that covers solutions to profile, analyse and fix data quality issues. 

Is There Something I Should Know?: Making the Most of Your Information to Improve Services (Audit Commission) - This report looks at how councils use information to make decisions. It encourages chief executives, senior officers and lead members to be more demanding about the information they seek and use when making decisions. The report also suggests ways to improve in both these areas.

In the Know: Using Information to Make Better Decisions - a discussion paper (Audit Commission) - When decision makers use information well, local public services improve. Information needs to be relevant for the decision at hand. Good quality data are the foundation of good quality information. The way information is presented is important for accurate interpretation. Using information well requires decision makers and analysts to have particular skills. People need to think carefully about the information they use whenever they make decisions.

Nothing but the Truth? - A discussion paper (Audit Commission) - This paper sets out important issues as the basis for discussion on how to ensure data about local public services is fit for purpose. It asks if citizens, along with frontline staff, managers, politicians, central government and local public service regulators, can have confidence in the data they rely on. And if not, what needs to be done about it?

The Truth is out There - A discussion paper (Audit Commission) - This discussion paper looks at how the public sector can improve information made available to the public. The next document in our 'Truth' series, 'The truth is out there' poses questions such as 'What information will capture the public's imagination?' and 'How will the public know what information to trust?


Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001) - The ISO 9000 family of standards relates to quality management systems and is designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders.

The National Intelligence Model - 5x5x5 (Home Office) - A number of law enforcement agencies and the police service use the National Intelligence Model. It allows intelligence to be correctly evaluated where the original source is not made known to the recipient. It is sometimes known informally as the 5x5x5 system. The model grades the source of the intelligence by five letters, A to E, it evaluates the information as a score of 1 to 5 and on the same basis indicates who has access to the information.

Government Protective Marking Scheme (Cabinet Office) The protective marking system for document classification contains four protective markings.