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Publication date: 9 April 2019

Elizabeth Lomas, Basma Makhlouf Shabou and Arina Grazhenskaya

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Records Management Journal, vol. 29 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 15 January 2019

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

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Purpose

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 information and records management professionals, who enable public authorities to deliver open data to citizens. This paper aims to consider the perspectives of open government and information practitioners in England on the procedural and policy implications of open data across local public authorities.

Design/methodology/approach

Using four case studies from different parts of the public sector in England (local government, higher education, National Health Service and hospital trust), the research involved master’s level students in the data collection and analysis, alongside academics, thus enhancing the learning experience of students.

Findings

There was little consistency in the location of responsibility for open government data policy, the range of job roles involved or the organisational structures, policy and guidance in place to deliver this function. While this may reflect the organisational differences and professional concerns, it makes it difficult to share best practice. Central government policy encourages public bodies to make their data available for re-use. However, local practice is very variable and perhaps understandably responds more to local organisational strategic and resource priorities. The research found a lack of common metadata standards for open data, different choices about which data to open, problems of data redundancy, inconsistency and data integrity and a wide variety of views on the corporate and public benefits of open data.

Research limitations/implications

The research is limited to England and to non-national public bodies and only draws data from a small number of case studies.

Originality/value

The research contributes to the debate about emerging issues around the complexities of open government data and its public benefits, contributing to the discussions around technology-enabled approaches to citizen engagement and governance. It offers new insights into the interaction between open data and public policy objectives, drawing on the experience of local public sectors in England.

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Records Management Journal, vol. 29 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 9 October 2007

David Ryan and Elizabeth Lomas

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

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

Design/methodology/approach

This paper provides a brief viewpoint on records management research.

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This issue should clearly demonstrate why research is so critical.

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This paper provides a brief viewpoint on records management research.

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Records Management Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Records Management Journal, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 1 July 1993

Laurie Lomas and Elizabeth Mitchell

Focuses on achievement motivation in part‐time students. Althoughthe research has focused on teachers, it is felt that findings have ageneral application. Increasingly…

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Focuses on achievement motivation in part‐time students. Although the research has focused on teachers, it is felt that findings have a general application. Increasingly, employers in all fields are expecting staff to undergo periods of part‐time training. Obviously, it is extremely advantageous to both employer and employee if a high achievement drive is maintained. Special coping strategies are needed. Considers many different issues involved, and highlights ways in which an achievement culture may be fostered.

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Education + Training, vol. 35 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 9 October 2007

Elizabeth Lomas

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Records Management Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 30 March 2010

Elizabeth Lomas

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Records Management Journal, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 21 March 2016

Elizabeth Lomas and Fiorella Foscarini

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Records Management Journal, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 11 November 2014

Elizabeth Lomas

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Records Management Journal, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 30 March 2010

Julie McLeod and 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

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Purpose

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 contribution in the context of the development of the profession and the discipline of records management. The paper seeks to provide the context and justification for the selection of eight articles previously published in the journal to be reprinted in this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper utilises the contents of Records Management Journal (1989 to date) to present a thematic analysis of topics covered and their development over time, and statistical data (from 2002 to date) provided by the current publisher to assess quantitatively the use and impact of the journal worldwide. The paper then compares this with a series of key turning points in the records management profession.

Findings

There is evidence that the initial aspiration for the journal to make an important and long‐lasting impact on the field of records management in the UK has been exceeded because its readers and contributors are global. The volume of downloads has continued to increase year‐on‐year and the journal appears to be the only peer‐reviewed journal in the world in the records management discipline. The journal has responded to and kept abreast of the records management agenda.

Research limitations/implications

The analysis is based on the work of the current and immediate past Editor and did not seek the views of its Editorial Board members, readers or contributors to the journal.

Practical implications

Looking to the future, the journal must seek to widen its impact on other key stakeholders in managing information and records – managers, information systems designers, information creators and users – as well as records professionals. It must also continue to develop the scope of its content, whilst maintaining its focus on managing records, and must keep pace with technology developments. It should try to influence the professional agenda, be controversial, stimulate debate and encourage change. And it should remain a quality resource.

Originality/value

The paper provides a unique critical analysis of the journal, its history and contribution to the development of records management, on its 20th anniversary of publication.

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Records Management Journal, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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