Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One report/written presentation  equivalent to 2,000 0 2,500 words  50%
Semester Assessment One essay  2,000 -2,500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed coursework 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Define records management and explain how to set up a records management programme.

Describe approaches to assessing organisational needs and developing control over records systems.

Discuss the requirements for active and semi-active records management.

Describe the place of electronic records in today'r context.

Define and describe electronic records

Outline the strategies available to manage electronic records.

Discuss the issues surrounding the preservation of and access to electronic records.

Brief description

The module will provide students with a grounding in the principles of records management in an integrated (paper and electronic) environment, addressing the practical skills required to implement effective procedures, programmes, and systems.


Beginning with an introduction to records management, its history and development, key terms and concepts, legislative imperatives, and benefits, the content moves on to address the implementation of records management programmes. Topics to be addressed include: the intellectual control of records; life-cycle approaches to their management; the protection of vital records systems; the challenges of electronic records; digital preservation; and the provision of electronic records management solutions.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Presentation by written formal report.
Improving own Learning and Performance Use of professional internet sources, and review of professional documentation should foster student awareness of available learning resources, and improve critical and evaluatory skills.
Information Technology The module raises awareness of the issues underlying the management of recorded information created using modern information technology. Coursework requires the application of IT skills in its presentation.
Personal Development and Career planning The module raises awareness of issues surrounding the management of recorded information, and considers strategies for addressing these, which are critical skills in for modern information management professionals.
Research skills Preparation for coursework will involve basic information gathering techniques and summative skills.
Subject Specific Skills Professional skills in the theory and practice of the management of recorded information will be developed.
Team work The importance of inter-professional team work in addressing the challenges of managing electronic recorded information is integral to the teaching of this module.


This module is at CQFW Level 6