|Module Title||INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Mary E Ellis|
|Semester||Available all semesters|
|Other staff||Ms Tanya C Rogers|
A number of publications indicate the spread of automation in the fields of records management and archives in recent years. Even people working in the smallest organisations nowadays have access to a computer which they can use at least for word processing. At the other end of the spectrum, other organisations have wholeheartedly embraced computerisation and have introduced electronic document management systems to replace traditional paper based systems, and set up intranets to help disseminate information and manage knowledge more effectively. Growing numbers of organisations are creating and maintaining records electronically. The Public Record Office has stated that it expects all government publications to be in electronic format by 2008. The new Welsh Assembly will create and maintain its records electronically rather than use the traditional paper-based system. The 'Official' Assembly Record is made available to Assembly Members on the Assembly intranet and to the general public on the internet. With these and other developments it is vital that information professionals develop the skills needed to work in today's increasingly technological society.
This module is at CQFW Level 7