For immediate release | July 21, 2014

Information governance and security

CHICAGO — Written by Alan MacLennan, “Information Governance and Assurance: Reducing Risk, Promoting Policy,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a comprehensive textbook that discusses the legal, organizational and ethical aspects of information governance and information security and their relevance to all aspects of information work. From the researcher who is responsible for ethical practices in the gathering, analysis and storage of data, to the reference librarian who must deliver unbiased information; from the records manager who must respond to information requests, to the administrator handling personnel files, this book will equip practitioners and students alike to implement good information governance practice in real-world situations. Chapters cover such important topics as:

  • information as an asset;
  • intellectual property and copyright;
  • records management;
  • information security;
  • cybercrime;
  • data quality;
  • ethics;
  • policy.

MacLennan is course leader for the MSc in Information Management at Robert Gordon University, UK and teaches sections on databases, networking and records management. His teaching areas range from cataloging and classification, including AACR2R2 and MARC, to topics in the forefront of today's Information revolution, such as networking, the Internet, and HTML authoring and page design. He has been lecturing since 1993.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or

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