|| DSM0820 |
|| RECORDS MANGEMENT IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Ms Jaqueline A Spence |
|| Available all semesters |
|| Ms Tanya C Rogers |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || Online support from the module coordinator is made available to students on a regular basis. |
|| Other || This module is taught according to distance learning principles, using specially designed distance learning materials. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| REPORT / WRITTEN PRESENTATION (EQUIVALENT TO 2,500 ? 3,000) ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| ONE ESSAY ( 2,500 -3,000 WORDS) ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| RESUBMISSION OF FAILED COURSEWORK || |
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Define records management and explain how to set up a records management programme.
Describe and critically evaluate approaches to assessing organisational needs and developing control over records systems.
Assess the requirements for active and semi-active records management.
Explain the place of electronic records in today'r context.
Define electronic records and explain the particular requirements for their management.
Formulate and assess the strategies available to manage electronic records.
Critically appraise the requirements for preservation of and access to electronic records.
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.
|| Preparation for coursework will involve basic information gathering techniques and summative skills. |
|| 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. |
|| The importance of inter-professional team work in addressing the challenges of managing electronic recorded information is integral to the teaching of this module. |
|| 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 |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Professional skills in the theory and practice of the management of recorded information will be developed. |
This module is at CQFW Level 7