Module Information

Module Identifier
DSM0910
Module Title
Workplace Case Study
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Distance Learning
Pre-Requisite
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Dr Christopher Hilton (Senior Archivist - The Wellcome Trust)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment A CASE STUDY REPORT (EQUIVALENT TO 5,000 WORDS)  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

*Critically evaluate best practice in the application of records management principles and procedures.

*Formulate and evaluate approaches to assessing organisational needs and developing control over records systems.

*Assess the requirements for active and semi-active records management.

*Critically appraise the level of compliance with theoretical best practice within their own workplace.

*Formulate recommendations for the future development of records management within their own workplace.

Brief description

The module will provide distance learning students, working within the records and information management field with the opportunity to develop and apply the theoretical skills learnt through previous modules to the practical context of their own organisation.

Content

The module reviews principles, standards, and best practice in the records management field, including the International Standard ISO 15489 and the DIRKS methodology, and provides guidance on producing an assessment of workplace practice against these. Generic guidance will also be provided on the presentation of professional reports and associated documentation.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication The case study will involve the student in interviewing other members of their organisation to locate and assemble the necessary data.Presentation by written formal report.
Improving own Learning and Performance Review of professional documentation should foster student awareness of available learning resources, and improve critical and evaluatory skills
Information Technology Coursework requires the application of IT skills in its presentation.
Personal Development and Career planning The module raises awareness of current issues surrounding the management of recorded information, and strategies for addressing these, which are critical skills in for modern information management professionals.
Problem solving Analysis of organisational recordkeeping problems, in comparison with best practice, and recommendations for applicable solutions.
Research skills Preparation for coursework will involve a review of best practice, involving 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.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7