|| DSM0820 |
|| RECORDS MANGEMENT IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Miss Sarah J Horton |
|| Available all semesters |
| 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?s 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.
This module is at CQFW Level 7