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Domesticating Information: Managing Documents Inside the Organization examines records and documents as complex business objects and explores the many different perspectives required for their management. Viewing documents as business objects requires a much different perspective from treating them as cultural artifacts, where preservation is the primary concern. When viewed as business objects, documents must be looked at in terms of integration with business processes, in defense of litigation subpoenas, or in the implementation of information technology. As a consequence, records managers are business analysts, and therefore are treated as such in this book. How information technology, the law, archives, and library & information science scholarship address and affect document and records management are all considered. Topics covered include: how to manage documents and records in any environment, hard copy vs. electronic documents, and how to create a foundation for managing records that addresses the needs of business and government. By addressing the needs of business and government, the needs of citizens, business web stakeholders, and archivists are also fully addressed.
Part 1 Figures Part 2 Tables Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acknowledgments Part 5 Introduction Part 6 1 History of Records Management Part 7 2 The Context of Records Part 8 3 What is a Record? Part 9 4 What Records Do We Manage? Part 10 5 The Life Cycle: Business Processes in Relation to Records Part 11 6 Creating Value: Organizing Records Part 12 7 Conclusion: New Requirements for the Records Manager Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Author
Posted June 13, 2007
Brilliant, insightful, groundbreaking. This book provides very valuable and necessary analyses of the past, present, and future of information, data, and document control in electronic and paper forms. A MUST read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 18, 2007
Dr. Choksy provides real-world examples and practical guidance on the critical and often vexing problems of information management in the public and private sectors today, backed up with thorough references and citations. Highly recommended!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 6, 2006
This book is an erudite, comprehensive, concise overview of the subject. It should be read and followed by records managers, attorneys, and scholars. It is simply the best work available.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.