DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA DMBOK)


A team of DAMA members has developed a new book titled "The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge" (DAMA-DMBOK Guide), under the guidance of a new DAMA-DMBOK Editorial Board. This publication is available from April 5th, 2009 in CD and hardcopy.
The “body of knowledge” about data management is quite large and constantly growing. the DAMA-DMBOK Guide provides a “definitive introduction” to data management. It defines a standard industry view of data management functions, terminology and best practices, without detailing specific methods and techniques. The DAMA-DMBOK is not a complete authority on any specific topic, but will point readers to widely recognized publications, articles and websites for further reading.

A white paper the DAMA-DMBOK Functional Framework is available in many languages.
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A companion reference, The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management  retails for $44.95 and can be purchased through or Technics Publications’ website at  The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management was developed as the glossary for the DAMA-DMBOK Guide. Version 2 of the Dictionary was pulbished Spring 2011 . 

Pricing  (in USD):
Individual edition:
The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management CD - $44.95
DAMA-DMBOK CD - $54.95

Hardcover printed DAMA-DMBOK  - $74.95 (available from March 2010)

Combination edition:
Both Dictionary and DAMA-DMBOK CD's - $74.95

Enterprise Server edition:
Dictionary CD - $450.00
Guide CD - $550.00
Both Dictionary and Guide CD's - $750.00

Language edition:

DAMA-DMBOK Japanese (from March 2010), available through or

DAMA-DMBOK Chinese (from July 2012), available in bookstores in China or in North America:




updated Nov 3 2011


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