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Managing Records as Evidence and Information

Managing Records as Evidence and Information

by Richard J. Cox
     
 

For the past three decades, policies regarding a variety of information issues have emanated from federal agencies, legislative chambers, and corporate boardrooms. Despite the focus on information policy, it is still a relatively new concept and one only now beginning to be studied. The subject area is wider than believed—archives and records policies,

Overview

For the past three decades, policies regarding a variety of information issues have emanated from federal agencies, legislative chambers, and corporate boardrooms. Despite the focus on information policy, it is still a relatively new concept and one only now beginning to be studied. The subject area is wider than believed—archives and records policies, information resources management, information technology, telecommunications, international communications, privacy and confidentiality, computer regulation and crime, intellectual property, and information systems and dissemination. This is not a compendium of policies to be used, but rather an exploration in a more detailed fashion of the fundamental principles supporting the setting of records policies.

Records policies are critically important for records professionals to develop and use as a means of strategically managing the information and evidence found in the millions of records created daily, provided that the policies are based on comprehensible principles. This is a series of discourses on the fundamentals of archives and records management needing to be understood before any organization attempts to define and set any policy affecting records and information. The chapters concern defining records, how information technology plays into policy compiling, the fundamental tasks of identifying and maintaining records as critical to records and information policy, public outreach and advocacy as a key objective for such policy, and the role of educating records professionals in supporting sensible records policies.

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Presents fundamental principles supporting the setting of policies for archives and records management. Chapters concern defining records, information technology's part in policy compiling, fundamental tasks of identifying and maintaining records, public outreach and advocacy as a key objective for policy, and the role of education records professionals in supporting sensible records policies. Material is derived from a series of articles and technical reports written over the past decade in various journals. Cox teaches information sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567202311
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2000
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

RICHARD J. COX is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and the author of Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives and Records Management (Greenwood Press, 2000).

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