Records Management Journal: Volume 17 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Research in records managemnt

Guest Editors: David Ryan, Elizabeth Lomas

The practitioners' perspective on records management research

David Ryan, Elizabeth Lomas

The purpose of this paper is to introduce this dedicated research issue of the Records Management Journal


The research imperative and the responsible recordkeeping professional

Caroline Williams

The aim of this paper is to provide an opinion on the responsible recordkeeping professional.


Disembodied information: Metadata, file plans, and the intellectual organisation of records

Ruth Frendo

Contemporary practices of information management tend to approach information as discrete and decontextualised units. The creation and capture of electronically generated


Non‐conformist records management in Great Britain: a review

Philip Thornborow

The purpose of this paper is to review the current state of knowledge of records management within non‐conformist churches in the UK, in the context of them not being


Documentation in pre‐trial investigation: A study of using the records continuum model as a records management tool

Marjo Rita Valtonen

The purpose of this article is to explore the documentation work in pre‐trial investigation performed by the police from the records management perspective. The study


Purposeful data: the roles and purposes of recordkeeping metadata

Kate Cumming

Optimising metadata implementation can significantly improve records management practice. This article aims to identify a number of important issues that should be


Records management and information processing on construction sites using digital pen and paper

Nigel Craig, James Sommerville

This paper aims to present findings from research that evaluate the defects/snagging management process at construction project level and review the potential for the


Records management capacity and compliance toolkits: a critical assessment

Julie McLeod, Sue Childs, Susan Heaford

This article seeks to present the results of a project that critically evaluated a series of toolkits for assessing records management capacity and/or compliance. These

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  • Dr Elizabeth Lomas
  • Sarah R Demb, MLIS