Records Management Journal: Volume 16 Issue 1


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Why are records in the public sector organizational assets?

Elizabeth Shepherd

Aims to explore ways in which records support the mandate and activities of public sector bodies in the UK, in particular compliance with legislation, including the


A document for document's sake: A possible account for document system failures and a proposed way forward

Katherine Forbes‐Pitt

Anecdotal evidence about electronic document management systems implies that they sound good, but implementation is difficult. This paper seeks to utilise the assertions


Sorting out the standards: what every records and information professional should know

Margaret Pember

The purpose of this article is to explore the types of standards that exist for records and information management and examples of their use in practice.


Digitizing a real estate document library

Alan T. Schroeder

The purpose of the article is to present the organizational, logistic, and technological problems in reengineering established real estate library business processes to


An archival/records management perspective on PDF/A

Susan J. Sullivan

This article sets out to explain the purpose of PDF/A, how it addresses archival and records management concerns, how PDF/A was designed to have “desirable properties of a


Managing Electronic Records

Rick Barry

This article aims to review the book Managing Electronic Records edited by Julie McLeod and Catherine Hare.

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  • Dr Elizabeth Lomas
  • Sarah R Demb, MLIS