Module Identifier DSM2520  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Jaqueline A Spence  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report no more than 4,000 words  50%
Semester Assessment Essay 3,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

Brief description

Records management is an essential tool to enable organisations to operate efficiently, transparently and accountably. Records managers are experts in storing and retrieving information and through record surveys and functional analysis, they are in a position to have a global view of organisational activity and the flow of information. Their skills have been developed in the context of paper records.
Although records management started out as an archival tool, its role is now being re-defined in response to technological and organisational change. Paper records which can be touched, read and understood are being replaced with elusive, intangible records which exist in cyber-space without a concrete form. Organisations which operate in this pressurised, networked environment are increasingly relying upon technological solutions for the management of their information. Nowadays many organisations are adopting Electronic Records Management Systems (ERMS) as a 'solution' to their recordkeeping problems.   
Records managers have the experience of managing information and must take this into the electronic arena and take a central place in organisational policy-making.


This module is at CQFW Level 7