PRISM International was founded in 1980 as ACRC (The Association for Commercial Records Centers)and 1981 as NASDV (National Association for Secured Data Vaults). The two organizations shared many common members and merged in 1996 to form PRISM (Professional Records and Information Services Management) International. PRISM International is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association based in Chicago, Illinois. The association maintains a secretariat in Brussels, Belgium. PRISM International members operate in more than 60 countries around the world.
PRISM International’s primary goal is to serve members of the industry in the following ways: PRISM International provides industry advocacy services in order to improve the operating environment of the industry and represents the interests of the industry before regulatory bodies and governmental entities; PRISM International creates educational programming, guidelines, studies and other industry specific information to benefit members; PRISM International provides virtual and face to face opportunities for networking among members of the association in order to foster mentoring, strengthen business relationships and improve friendships within the industry.
In addition to these critical areas, PRISM International also offers industry information to potential customers seeking information management services from PRISM International members.