INF 389E - Introduction to Records Management

Fall 2017
Unique ID: 28395
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Trace, Ciaran
Room: UTA 1.504
Days:  Tue
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graduate standing.

Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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
• 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.

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