The standard sets out principles for effective records and information management.
It replaces Standard No. 6 Standard on counter disaster strategies for records and recordkeeping systems (issued 2002), Standard No. 7 Standard on full and accurate records (issued 2004), Standard No. 8 Standard on managing a records management program (issued 2004), Standard No. 9 Standard on the appraisal and disposal of State records (issued 2007), and Standard No. 10 Standard on digital recordkeeping (issued 2008).