Records and Information Management (Paperback)
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Records and Information Management (Paperback)

Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 21/06/2013
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This book provides a comprehensive, strategic approach to the creation, management, and disposition of information and records in organisations and is the first to analyse the impact that cloud computing and emerging technologies such as social networks and microblogging has on records management programmes.
The emergence of Web 2.0 and social media has fundamentally changed the way information is created, exchanged, and stored. Information is a valuable asset to be employed by the organisation to help meet its goals, but it can also pose a risk to the organisation if not effectively managed. The increasingly complex regulatory and legal environment, along with the growing volume and changing nature of records and information created through emerging technologies, has brought records and information management to the attention of executives who are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of their organisations. This book provides readers either an introduction to or a review of records management principles and practices, but with a consideration of the impact on those principles and practices made by records created through the use of emerging technologies and stored in the clouds.
Readership: This book will be of interest to students of archives and records management, experienced archives and records professionals who want a new perspective on their chosen field, supervisors and managers with the responsibility for records and information management and upper-level managers, executives, and other decision makers who are responsible for effectively managing their organisation's information assets.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856048361
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 233 x 151 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition

...the book is an excellent introduction to the field of records and information management. It achieves its goals of appealing to the new student as well as the more experienced practitioner. It is Franks' willingness and ability to share her knowledge of new systems and systems technology for records and information management that sets this work apart as an invaluable textbook and reference work. So much so, Franks also succeeds in producing a work that would appeal to the non-specialist reader wanting to understand how relevant records and information management is to the fabric of a working organization. This work is a valuable up to date combined textbook and reference book which will enhance its readers' knowledge irrespective of their place on the career ladder. It is worthy of inclusion on the reading list of an archives and records postgraduate course as well as the bookshelves of a seasoned practitioner. -- Archives and Records
...a valuable addition to the literature, particularly for undergraduate and postgraduate students and others moving into, or needing to understand, the discipline its principles and practice. It is readily accessible and easy to read although the use of first, second and third person is odd. The overall structure is logical, since it follows the records lifecycle, and there is a standard chapter structure...There are many useful `end notes' in each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography and an index. -- Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
I encourage anyone participating in the archives and records management field today or considering entering an Archives & Records Administration program to acquire this volume. I am sure many library and information science programs will quickly be adopting Records and Information Management as a core text. -- Technicalities Technicalities
Franks describes records and information management for library and information science students and records management professionals. Covering paper, electronic, and new media records, as well as records residing in the "cloud," she addresses both business operations and how records professionals can contribute to the mission of the enterprise beyond the lifecycle management of records. She discusses the origins and development of records and information management; building an information governance program; records and information creation/capture, classification, and file plan development; retention strategies; information access, storage, and retrieval; electronic management systems; emerging technologies, especially social media; vital records, disaster preparedness and recovery, and business continuity; monitoring, auditing, and risk management; inactive records management, archives, and long-term preservation; records management education and training; and how to develop a management program and information governance strategy. Case studies from professionals at archives, government and private organizations, law firms, and other organizations from the US, UK, and the Netherlands are included in each chapter. -- Reference and Research Book News
The handbook is well constructed and organised with a good balance of theory and practical examples. It is highly readable and not at all dry or uninteresting. In addition to the written descriptions, there are illustrations of forms and schedules as well as photographs and charts. -- Australian Academic and Research Libraries
Records and Information Management is a comprehensive introductory textbook for students considering a career in the records and information management (RIM) field ... the focus of the writing is on the introduction of terms, concepts, and processes, and the need for breadth trumps depth in almost every chapter. * Serials Review *

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