ARST 516 (3)

MANAGEMENT OF CURRENT RECORDS

PREREQUISITES:

MLIS students: completion of the MLIS core courses, plus permission of the SLAIS Graduate Adviser

MAS and Dual students take this as part of the MAS core

GOAL: The goal of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary for the management of current records.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To provide an understanding of the principles and methods of creating and maintaining organizational records in the context of different traditions and different juridical systems.
  • To provide an understanding of the theory, methods, and practices of records management as they apply to creating and maintaining records generated by contemporary organizations.
  • To provide the intellectual framework with which to evaluate record-keeping practices in contemporary organizations.

CONTENT:

  • The evolution of records management practices in the context of different traditions and different juridical systems.
  • Rules and standards related to the management of active and semi-active records.
  • Activities involved in the records management function.
  • Methods for creating, handling, and preserving active and semi-active records in the context of hybrid records systems.