Records management research: perspectives and directions

McLeod, Julie (2008) Records management research: perspectives and directions. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 29 (1). pp. 29-40. ISSN 0037-9813

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Records management professionals facilitate the management of records that are often a primary source of data for research; but what of research in the records management profession itself? This article explores different perspectives on and considers potential future directions for research in records management, by asking a series of questions. What do we mean by research? Why should we conduct research in a vocational and professional discipline like records management? What are the benefits and who are the beneficiaries? What research has been done and, crucially, what research is required? It draws conclusions about the future direction of records management research and argues that if those in the profession—academics, practitioners and suppliers—do not shape the research agenda and rise to the challenges then others will do so, to our cost.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: records management, archives, research data
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2009 09:26
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 20:48

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