Information Awareness Month (IAM) 2016
Information Awareness Month (IAM) is a collaborative annual event which runs from the 1 May to 31 May and brings together various bodies from the data management, archives, records, knowledge and library communities. It is celebrated around Australia and runs for the month of May.
The theme for this year’s IAM is ‘Investing in Information Governance’ and aims to connect information and people. The citizens of NSW have a legal enforceable right to access most information held by NSW government agencies. This right is enshrined in the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
“Embedding good information practices and policies in an organisation’s day to day operations, supports this right and promotes a commitment to Open Government, facilitating the sharing of information between agencies and community input into government decision-making” said NSW Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Tydd.
"Information governance applies to all information including data, and proactive release of data is essential to Open Government" MsTydd said.
For more information on Information Awareness Month visit the website http://informationawarenessmonth.org
Ms Tydd was pleased to be part of the Digital Excellence Awards 2016 and officially opened Information Awareness Month 2016 in Canberra.