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Managing Electronic Records

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: J McLeod and C Hare

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Hardback | Oct 2005 | #156062 | ISBN: 1856045501
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NHBS Price: £49.95 $63/€59 approx

About this book

One of the biggest challenges faced by any organization today is that of managing electronic records, a vital but complex undertaking involving multiple roles within the organization and strategies that are still evolving. Bringing together for the first time the views, experience and expertise of international experts in the records management field in the public and the private sectors, this book covers the theory and practice of managing electronic records as business and information assets. It focuses on the strategies, systems and procedures necessary to ensure that electronic records are appropriately created, captured, organized and retained over time to meet business and legal requirements. In addition to chapters covering principles, research and developments, there are case studies relating to practice and lessons learned. The chapters are written by a fully international line-up of contributors. This book explores issues and addresses solutions, not only for records professionals but also for information, IT and business administration specialists, who, as key stakeholders in managing electronic information, may have taken on crucial roles in managing electronic records in their organization.


Contents

Chapters cover: * the wild frontier ten years on * the use of standards and models * metadata matters * digital preservation * research in electronic records management *technologies for preservation * legal issues * ethics and electronic recordmaking * competencies - the asset that counts most * records management - case studies in the private sector * electronic recordkeeping in the public sector *playing the long game.

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Biography

Dr Julie McLeod BSc MSc PhD PGCUTL MCLIP is a Reader and Programme Leader for Records Management courses at the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences, Northumbria University. Catherine Hare BA PGCE MCLIP is Manager of the UK office of the Community of Science in Newcastle upon Tyne, and was until recently on secondment to the United Nations in New York. The contributors Xiaomi An; Kate Cumming; Judith Ellis; Pierre Fuzeau; Verne Harris; Hans Hofman; Thijs Laeven; Richard J. Marciano; John McDonald; Reagan W. Moore; David Ryan; David O. Stephens

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