ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information - paper and electronic.
The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 11,000 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.
Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the past several years, however, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information management which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, about four years ago the association's Board of Directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted "ARMA International" as a general descriptor of the association.
ARMA International publishes Information Management (IM) magazine, the only professional journal specifically for professionals who manage records and information on a daily basis. The award-winning IM journal 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 ARMA Houston Chapter, with a membership of over 450 persons, is the largest of the 170 chapters worldwide.
2016-2017 ARMA Houston Theme:
"Innovate. Collaborate. Succeed."
To provide educational and research opportunities to advance the improvement of Records and Information Management practices.