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Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice PG (8307.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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    • Semester 2, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (161155) - View
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    This unit introduces students to the purposes and characteristics of records and recordkeeping systems; the broader environment required to support the creation and maintenance of records; recordkeeping theories and principles; and the application of recordkeeping theories, standards and processes to the development of appropriate recordkeeping infrastructure and behaviours. The main theories and principles underpinning the unit deal with control systems, custody, records continuum model, life cycle model, access to records, disposal and appraisal, formats and preservation, administrative change, ethics and codes of practice, archives management and advocacy of the social and organisational value of records.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. describe of the purposes and characteristics of records and recordkeeping systems

    2. discuss the recordkeeping and broader environmental context required for the design and development of recordkeeping systems and the records they manage

    3. outline the theories and principles of recordkeeping

    4. contribute to the implementation of recordkeeping theory, standards and frameworks.

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    Contact Hours

    Six hours per week.





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