Good record keeping in an organization is essential for a number of reasons. These include legal and financial compliance, regulation and inspection, quality systems documentation, organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the use of resources. Furthermore, records management can benefit society through its assistance in areas such as civil rights, transparency of government and accountability. Unfortunately, it is often not a viable option, nor an understood one, for most library and information organizations to employ records management professionals alongside LIS professionals.
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Geoffrey Yeo is an Archives and Records Management specialist at the Department of Information Studies, University College London. Dr Elizabeth Shepherd qualified as an archivist and worked in archives and records management in local government before becoming a records management specialist at TFPL Ltd. In 1992 she was appointed in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), to update and revise the MA in Archives and Records Management of which she was programme director until 2002. In 2003 she was appointed a senior lecturer, in 2007 Reader, and Professor of Archives and Records Management in 2011. She teaches concepts and contexts and the recordkeeping professional and co-ordinates the research skills module for doctoral students in DIS.Review:
"I believe this is one of the best records management textbooks to appear in a very long time." -- Journal of the Society of Archivists "Exactly as the title implies, this is an incredibly detailed volume about the practice of managing records within an organisation." -- Managing Information
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Buchbeschreibung Facet Publishing Jan 2002, 2002. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This records manager's handbook offers advice for both those already specializing in records management and other LIS professionals wishing to learn more on the topic. It should be useful to all LIS organizations aiming to improve their routines for managing records and other information resources. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781856043700