Fall 2017

INF 389E Introduction to Records Management

Unique ID: 28395


Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting.


This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices involved in managing records in private, not-for-profit, and public sector organizations. By the end of the course students will be able to: • Understand the national and international policies and trends that impact the records management profession • Understand and analyze the impact (practical, economic, and social) that records management and information governance have in organizational environments and government settings • Understand the history of the profession and identify traditional and emerging roles and responsibilities of the records manager, and articulate the similarities and differences between a records manager and other information professionals (such as archivists, librarians, knowledge managers, digital curators) • Understand and analyze the practical, legal, and ethical issues involved in implementing a records management program across the records lifecycle • Understand and articulate policies and procedures for managing active and inactive records (in paper and in electronic form) and gain firsthand experience of designing an effective electronic record keeping system • Gain familiarity with the concepts, tools, processes, and national and international standards that enable records managers to carry out their job in a competent and comprehensive manner.


Graduate standing.