ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information – paper and electronic. ARMA offers invaluable resources such as

Legislative and regulatory updates

Standards and best practices

Technology trends and applications

Live and Web-based education

Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles

Books & videos on managing records and information

Global network of 10,000 + records and information management professionals



The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 10,000 members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries.


ARMA International publishes Information Management (IM) magazine, the only professional magazine specifically for professionals who manage records and information on a daily basis. The award-winning IM magazine is published bi-monthly and features top-drawer articles on the hottest topics in records and information management today, as well as marketplace news and analysis.


The association also develops and publishes standards and guidelines related to records management. It was a key contributor to the international records management standard, ISO-15489.


The Bakersfield Chapter is a great venue for anyone from Kern County in the RIM field to network, share ideas, and learn more about ever-changing field of records and information management.

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