Records Management Journal: Volume 20 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: RMJ 20th Anniversary Commemorative Volume – Issue One: A Retrospective

Development of RMJ: A mirror of the development of the profession and discipline of records management

Julie McLeod, Catherine Hare

The purpose of this paper is to examine critically the history of Records Management Journal on its 20th anniversary; it aims to review and analyse its evolution and its


Ways of seeing: contextualising the continuum

Kate Cumming

In this commemorative issue of Records Management Journal, milestones from the last 20 years of recordkeeping practice are being celebrated. This paper aims to provide a


Records management and data management: closing the gap

John McDonald

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information landscape of organizations by focusing on the evolution of the fields of so‐called records management and data management.


The future of information management

David P. Best

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the future of information management.


Appraisal and access: We should expect changes driven by the media and by public awareness

Michael Cook

The purpose of this paper is to present a statement of the author's personal opinion on some of the effects of media discussion of issues with a records component.


Concepts and principles for the management of electronic records, or records management theory is archival diplomatics

Luciana Duranti

The greatest challenges which digital systems present are the creation and maintenance of reliable records and the preservation of their authenticity over time. It is


ISO 15489 Records Management: its development and significance

Susan Healy

The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of producing ISO 15489 Records Management, and to explore some of the professional and other issues that arise for


A functional approach to appraisal and retention scheduling

Elizabeth Man

This paper sets out to present the approach being taken to appraisal and retention scheduling at the National Patient Safety Agency based upon the principles of ISO 15489.


What is the essence of records management?

David Ryan

The purpose of this paper is to share impressions of a witness seminar conference which explored the Essence of Records Management held in May 2006 in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Service‐oriented architectures and recordkeeping

Barbara Reed

The purpose of this paper is to show that the digital world has introduced new challenges to recordkeeping professionals.

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