Records Management Journal: Volume 29 Issue 1/2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Information governance and ethics: information opportunities and challenges in a shifting world

Guest Editors: Elizabeth Lomas, Basma Makhlouf Shabou, Arina Grazhenskaya

Perspectives on the relationship between records management and information governance

Julie Brooks

The increasing prominence of the use of the term information governance (IG) raises fundamental questions about the role and relevance of records management in today’s…


The influence of organizational culture on information governance effectiveness

Ali Daneshmandnia

This paper aims to explore the impact of organizational culture on information governance (IG) effectiveness at higher education institutions (HEIs). IT professionals…


The defensible deletion of government email

James Lappin, Tom Jackson, Graham Matthews, Ejovwoke Onojeharho

Two rival approaches to email have emerged from information governance thought: the defensible deletion approach, in which emails are routinely deleted from email accounts…


A must for agencies or a candidate for deletion: A grounded theory investigation of the relationships between records management and information security

Sherry Li Xie

This paper aims to report on a study that aimed at analyzing the relationships between information security and records management (RM), both as programs/functions…


Theory, regulation and practice in Swedish digital records appraisal

Elisabeth Klett

Digital records appraisal and aspects of archival values in theory, regularization and practice are explored. This paper aims to reflect upon the appraisal process…


An integrated framework to elevate information governance to a national level in South Africa

Paul Anthony Mullon, Mpho Ngoepe

As an emerging discipline, information governance (IG) presents a number of challenges to organisations and countries. For example, IG has not yet been clearly defined and…


Leadership and political will for implementation of the access to information (ATI) Act (2016) in Kenya

Victor Kabata, Francis Garaba

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of leadership and political will towards successful implementation of an access to information (ATI) legislation.

The impact of new public management through outsourcing on the management of government information: The case of Sweden

Proscovia Svärd

Using a case study method, the article investigates the impact New Public Management (NPM), through outsourcing has had on the management of government information at the…


Open government data: critical information management perspectives

Elizabeth Shepherd, Jenny Bunn, Andrew Flinn, Elizabeth Lomas, Anna Sexton, Sara Brimble, Katherine Chorley, Emma Harrison, James Lowry, Jessica Page

Open government data and access to public sector information is commonplace, yet little attention has focussed on the essential roles and responsibilities in practice of…


The role of information governance in e-discovery – the case of China

Guanyan Fan

This paper aims to examine the situation of organizational information governance (IG) and its relationship with e-discovery in China.

Participatory information governance: Transforming recordkeeping for childhood out-of-home Care

Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Gregory Rolan

This paper examines the recordkeeping governance requirements of the childhood out-of-home Care sector, with critical interlaced identity, memory, cultural and…


Balancing information governance obligations when accessing social care data for collaborative research

Malkiat Thiarai, Sarunkorn Chotvijit, Stephen Jarvis

There is significant national interest in tackling issues surrounding the needs of vulnerable children and adults. This paper aims to argue that much value can be gained…


The role of archives and records management legislation after colonialism in Africa: Case of Southern Africa

Nkholedzeni Sidney Netshakhuma

This paper aims to analyse the current Southern African countries’ archives and records management legislations to identify the gaps and challenges. It is important to…


The inevitability of digital transfer: How prepared are UK public bodies for the transfer of born-digital records to the archives?

Lale Özdemir

This paper aims to assess how prepared public bodies are for the transfer of born-digital records to the National Archives (TNA) of the UK in line with the reduction in…


“The margin between the edge of the world and infinite possibility”: Blockchain, GDPR and information governance

Darra Hofman, Victoria Louise Lemieux, Alysha Joo, Danielle Alves Batista

This paper aims to explore a paradoxical situation, asking whether it is possible to reconcile the immutable ledger known as blockchain with the requirements of the…


The monistic diversity of continuum informatics: A method for analysing the relationships between recordkeeping informatics, ethics and information governance

Frank Upward

The Information Age during the transition from the paper era to the digital one saw the fracturing and fragmenting of the information-based specialisations. More recently…


Situating trust challenges of online trade

Tove Engvall

This paper aims to offer an improved understanding of trust challenges in online trade, providing examples of issues that should be addressed for a trustworthy online…

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  • Dr Elizabeth Lomas
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