About ARMA International

What does ARMA stand for?


Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the years, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information governance, which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, 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 is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals and 150 chapters in the United States, Canada, and over 30 nations worldwide. ARMA International members include records and information managers, MIS and ADP professionals, imaging specialists, archivists, hospital administrators, legal administrators, librarians, and educators. ARMA, its chapters, and its members are dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, and government agencies successfully meet the challenges of the increasingly complex records and information management field. ARMA provides expertise links to a world of ideas and solutions such as:

  • Industry specific groups that focus on your industry's issues

  • The Information Management Journal: In-depth articles by leading RIM and Knowledge Management experts