Accelerating positive change in electronic records management: headline findings from a major research project

McLeod, Julie, Childs, Sue and Hardiman, Rachel (2011) Accelerating positive change in electronic records management: headline findings from a major research project. Archives and Manuscripts, 39 (2). pp. 66-94. ISSN 0157-6895

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Abstract

This article outlines 10 headline findings from a three-year multidisciplinary project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, on electronic records management (ERM). It also presents examples of solutions to try, or to avoid, grounded in experience. A range of strategies and tactics exist and, although their relevance and success is very contextualised, they could be adopted or adapted in many scenarios. The findings highlight the complexity of the ERM challenge, the interrelationship of people, processes and systems/technology, and the predominant and powerful role of people in accelerating positive change, or not. Two strategic conclusions are drawn which are particularly important for records professionals to address: (1) the need to articulate a vision of successful ERM and (2) the need to reinterpret records management principles in the electronic environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic records management
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Julie Mcleod
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 12:03
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 15:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5604

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