Professionalism and ethics in records management in the public sector in Zimbabwe

Records Management Journal

ISSN: 0956-5698

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

This paper is a report of a study that looks at the practice of records management in the public sector in Zimbabwe and the extent to which records management, within Zimbabwe, can be regarded as a profession. The study reveals that records are mishandled and abused suggesting a lack of ethics. Those with the job title records manager have neither specialized training nor a code of ethics. The conclusions drawn are that, in Zimbabwe, records management has not yet been professionalized. The paper then suggests that the adoption of a code of ethics might lead to the professionalization of records management.

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Ngulube, P. (2000), "Professionalism and ethics in records management in the public sector in Zimbabwe", Records Management Journal, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 161-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007262

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MCB UP Ltd

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