The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a research project that analyzed records management (RM) and electronic records management (ERM) course syllabi from…
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a research project that analyzed records management (RM) and electronic records management (ERM) course syllabi from North American archival studies’ programs. By identifying the convergences and divergences of the topics and literature found within the syllabi, the authors sought to understand the relationship between the two courses and gain insight about how these courses continue to serve as an integral component of archival studies education.
The paper is based on a qualitative analysis of 23 RM and 12 ERM course syllabi from 26 academic institutions from North America. The research examined three different aspects of the syllabi: textbooks, required articles and weekly topics. The syllabi were analyzed as separate data sets (RM syllabi and ERM syllabi), which was followed by a comparative analysis of the two types of syllabi.
The findings of this study reveal that RM, ERM and (to a lesser extent) DA (digital archives) knowledge as represented in archival education converges in some course contents but diverges in others. Archival educators should pay close attention to overlapping areas so that the courses can better complement each other and advance knowledge representation within archival studies.
This study only considered graduate-level programs in the USA and Canada. The study did not include syllabi or instructional guides from associate-level programs or professional organizations such as the International Certification of Records Managers or Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) International.
The results of this study lead the authors to present two different approaches for how RM and ERM knowledge may be incorporated into archival curriculum.
This is the first research project to analyze RM and ERM syllabi with regards to the enhancement of records and information management education and archival curriculum development.
Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination…
Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination of some legal aspects concerning MNEs, cyberspace and e‐commerce as the means of expression of the digital economy. The whole effort of the author is focused on the examination of various aspects of MNEs and their impact upon globalisation and vice versa and how and if we are moving towards a global digital economy.
Reviews a new approach being developed for modelling the dynamic behaviour of cloth. This work extends the cloth‐particle static draping model of Breen and House to include dynamics, and extends constrained dynamics simulation techniques developed by Witkin, Gleicher and Welch to yield performance enhancements. Fundamental to this approach is a new hierarchical approximation algorithm for constrained dynamics simulation which, it is hoped, will reduce the computational time demands of the algorithm to near real‐time range.
Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of…
Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of electronic media to deliver information to users in electronic form or from electronic sources. EP is contrasted to electronic‐aided publishing, which is the use of electronic means to format and produce a conventional information product. An “information chain” model of the information flows between publishers (or producers) and users was helpful in understanding the boundaries of EP and defining its markets. Following a review of the conventional publishing industry, a model of the forces driving the EP industry was derived. Although technology is the strongest driving force, it is by no means the only one; the others are economics, demographics, social trends, government policies, applications growth, and industry trends. Each of these forces is described in detail in a “cause and effect” scenario, from which keys to success in the EP marketplace are derived. Although there is some turmoil in the industry, with new services continuing to appear and disappear, the overall picture is one of optimism. EP should be a significant part of consumers' lives by the end of the decade.
The annual dinner of the Institute of Petroleum was held at Grosvenor House, on February 20th, when the principal guest was Sir John Maud, G.C.B., C.B.E., Secretary to the…
The annual dinner of the Institute of Petroleum was held at Grosvenor House, on February 20th, when the principal guest was Sir John Maud, G.C.B., C.B.E., Secretary to the Ministry of Power. The distinguished gathering of over 1,300 members and guests included General Sir Neville Brownjohn, K.C.B., C.M.G., O.B.E., M.C., Quartermaster General to the Forces, N. A. Gass, C.B.E., M.C., Chairman, British Petroleum Co., Ltd., Sir Leonard Sinclair, Kt., Chairman Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., Air Chief Marshal Sir Donald Hardman, K.C.B., O.B.E., D.F.C., Air Member for Supply and Organisation, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Cunningham, G.C.B., M.V.O., Chairman, Iraq Petroleum Co., Ltd., Vice‐Admiral Sir Frank T. Mason, K.C.B., Engineer‐in‐Chief to the Fleet, Presidents of many leading scientific institutions, etc.