- Dr Elizabeth Mullins (Head of Subject, Archivistics - University College Dublin)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 3,000 words||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Report/ developments Plan - 3,000 words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Re submission of failed coursework Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course element in line with the learning outcomes of the original assignments|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Critically analyse the landscape and identify relevant trends and developments which affect the management of information required for operational, evidential or archival purposes.
- Articulate current theoretical approaches, and systematically assess their value for addressing the challenges facing the profession
* Apply current solutions for managing information in practical scenarios and interpret the implications of current research
* Elaborate on the educational, research and ethical challenges facing professionals responsible for records and information governance
* Create policies, plans and procedures to ensure the security, authenticity and integrity of data/information and records and ensure they meet legal admissibility requirement
* Critically reflect on the methodologies which have evolved and are evolving to address the issues associated with email, web sites and web 2.0 for example and propose innovative and flexible approaches to the technological advances to come.
The module addresses the principles of Records and Information Governance in the context of modern organisations and the digital landscape. Students obtain a grounding that balances theory and practice, with specific emphasis on the impact of technology. The linking of computer networks and the divergence of the global market places growing pressure on organisations to respond. This module prepares records, archives and information managers to take a pivotal role in organisational policy-making, joining ranks with other specialists to address the issues of governance, accountability and compliance.
Overview of landscape and the systems currently employed. Definitions and understanding of the evolving information ecology.
Research and solutions
Current research and theoretical considerations regarding the appropriate methodologies for dealing with the issues: standards and best practice guidance.
Challenges posed by new technologies as they emerge ? future proofing, including the significant and specific problems relating to preservation and continued access.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Oral and written communication via tutorials and classroom discussion/online forums in VLE and assessed work|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Self management: invited to make their own selections relating to directed study through exercises in certain units and assessed work.|
|Information Technology||Students are expected to utilise the VLE, and other technical systems during practical sessions. Coursework requires the application of IT in its presentation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Career needs awareness encouraged and assessed through the group project exercise and report|
|Problem solving||Exercises which seek to identify the needs of the organisation and how best these might be met under different operational conditions|
|Research skills||Analysis of sets of resources and their application to a research problem|
|Subject Specific Skills||Professional skills development in recordkeeping design for digital records and information|
|Team work||Group activities are integral to the teaching of this module, and to classroom exercises.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7