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OIC'S Information Management (IM) Training Module

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Understanding IM within the federal government: Quiz

For each question, chose the correct answer

1. The Government of Canada produces, manages and consumes vast quantities of information. The new focus on information management in government is specific to the information based services offered to Canadian Citizens by the federal government.
True
False
Incorrect - Information management is a discipline within which librarians and records managers work. That being said, ALL GoC employees are responsible for the management of information under their control and custody – not only librarians and record managers!
Correct
2. Information management is the sole responsibility of librarians and record managers.
True
False
Incorrect - Information management is a discipline within which librarians and records managers work. That being said, ALL GoC employees are responsible for the management of information under their control and custody – not only librarians and record managers!
Correct
3. The Management of Government Information (MGI) Policy has re-emphasized the importance of information management within the Government of Canada and specifically focuses on the need to improve records management in the GoC.
True
False
Incorrect - The policy speaks to a much broader application of information management than mere records management. The policy focuses on the need for information to be managed, by individual information owners, throughout the entire life cycle of information – from the point of creation, through it use, reuse and sharing, to its ultimate disposition.
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4. The intended main beneficiary of improved management of information in the GoC is Government employees who need timely and easy access to government generated information in order to do their jobs.
True
False
Incorrect – While improved management of information, and therefore improved access to information, will certainly benefit Government employees, the ultimate goal of improved information management is to serve Canadians better. Sound information management will result in better citizen access to information and improved Government of Canada program and service delivery.
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5. Information is as important to the business of government as financial and human resources.
True
False
Correct
Incorrect – Information is a valuable asset and should be treated as such. The MGI Policy exists to underline this way of thinking and to promote the appropriate measures to be taken to treat information as a valuable asset.
6. Only those in the permanent employment of the Government of Canada (whether part or full-time) are responsible for the effective management of information as it relates to their job duties and circles of influence.
True
False
Incorrect – All persons working for the Government of Canada including temporary and contract workers are responsible for the effective management of information as it relates to their daily job duties.
Correct