The Management of Public Sector Records: Principles and Context outlines the purpose of records and archives management and defines the key terminology, theories and principles underpinning records and archives care. The module examines the importance of good record keeping, particularly within the public sector, and discusses the need to manage information as a strategic resource. It also presents a rationale for developing an integrated records management programme. It discusses the work involved in restructuring existing information and records systems and then outlines the key activities undertaken in records and archives management. It concludes with a discussion of the importance of supporting and sustaining an integrated records management programme.

2. Module content

Session 1

Theories and Principles of Records and Archives Management

Session 2

Recognizing Records as a Strategic Resource

Session 3

Developing an Integrated Records Management Programme

Session 4

Restructuring existing systems

Session 5

Key Activities in Records and Archives Management

3. Target Audience

This course should be aimed at professionals already working in public or private institutions as archivists


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