Managing Electronic Records

Apr 2005 | 216pp

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Managing Electronic Records

Edited by Julie McLeod and Catharine Hare

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. 

Readership: 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. It will also be a key textbook for records management courses.

1. The wild frontier ten years on - John McDonald  
2. The use of standards and models - Hans Hofman  
3. Metadata matters - Kate Cumming  
4. Digital preservation – ‘the beautiful promise’ - David Ryan  
5. Research in electronic records management - Xiaomi An  
6. Technologies for preservation - Richard J. Marciano and Reagan W. Moore  
7. Legal issues - David O. Stephens  
8. Ethics and electronic recordmaking - Verne Harris  
9. Competencies – the asset that counts most: on developing human talents as a prerequisite for successful EDRM changes - Thijs Laeven  
10. Records management: two case studies from the French private sector - Pierre Fuzeau  
11. Implementing a solution for electronic recordkeeping in the public sector - Judith Ellis  
12. Playing the long game – creating and maintaining the links in the value chain - Julie McLeod and Catherine Hare

"This is an important work that is, in effect, a compendium of the state of the art in electronic records research, theory and practice."
- The Information Management Journal

"My own institution is in the early stages of considering these issues and I shall certainly be making use of many of the ideas and lists in the book, which truly offers something for everyone."
- Ariadne

Dr Julie McLeod 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.

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