Enterprise Information Stewardship
Enterprise Information Stewardship is a framework in which key information resources are managed in a way similar to other university resources, with care and intention.
Information usefulness rests on the foundation of data reliability and security.
By making data available in the form, timeline, and location needed, information and knowledge can be created.
Data reliability requires a cross-subject-matter collaborative approach to stewardship, one that identifies subject-matter systems of record and fosters coherence through system integration.
To support this, an overall view is needed of the university data resources embodied in an enterprise data model.
At a more detailed level, data elements and groupings have life cycles, and varying contexts in which they are used or updated.
Each data element and grouping needs a clear, accessible and agreed-upon definition, as well as consistent, coherent business rules for collection, entry, maintenance, and use.
Data must be physically, technically, and logically secure to protect privacy of data subjects and to assure data accuracy and availability.
Such security includes policies and procedures to ensure that sensitive data access is on a need-to-know basis.