Module Identifier ILM2020  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Ms Jaqueline A Spence  
Semester Semester 1  

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 recorded information is dependent upon the ability to retrieve appropriate information 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 professional 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

** Recommended Consultation
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 Aldershot: Gower
Ricks, B.R., A.J. Swafford, and Gow, K.F (1992) Information and Image Management: A Records Systems Approach Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western Publicaions
Robek, M.F., G.F. Brown, and Stephens, D.O (1995) Information and Records Management: Document-Based Information 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