Module Identifier ILM2410  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Miss Sarah J Horton  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Records Management Manual 3,000 words max.  100%

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

Brief description

Records created in the course of all organisations represent a basic tool of business or administrative transactions as well as an essential information resource for effective continuation of the business. The value and the use of recoreded information is dependent upon the ability to retireve appropriate infrormtion when required and , thus, on good management of the records themselves.
Records Management addresses the need for a systematic approach to managing this information resource throughout its life cycle, from creation to final disposition. It is a professsional discipline which is primarily concerned with the management of document-based information systems, but must increasingly take account of electronic media; it encompasses a range of stages and purposes within a systematic management process, based on principles of regular review and a controlled retention/destruction programme

Reading Lists

Core texts
Kennedy, J. and Schauder, C (1994) Records Management. A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Records and Information management With Exercises and Case Studies Melbourne: Longman Cheshire
Parker, E (1999) Managing Your Organization's Records London: Library Association
Penn, I.A., G.B.Pennix, and Coulson, J (1994) Records Management Handbook 2nd. Aldershot: Gower
Ricks, B.R., A.J. Swafford, and Gow, K.F (1992) Information and Image Management: A Records Systems Approach 3rd. Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western Publicaions
Robek, M.F., G.F. Brown, and Stephens, D.O (1995) Information and Records Management: Document-Based Information 4th. New York: Glencoe

Informaa Quarterly (Records Management Association of Australia)
Information Management and Technology (Cimtech)
International Records Management Journal (International Records Management Council)
Journal of the Society of Archivists
Records Management Bulletin (Records Management Society of Great Britain)
Records Management Journal (Aslib)
Records Management Quarterly (Association of Records Managers and Administrators Inc)


This module is at CQFW Level 7