Records and Information Management: Spring 2014


David B. Steward


Emporia State University


Spring 2014


Records management is the process of creating and maintaining the records – i.e., the corporate and cultural memory – of an organization. In this class, students learn about the field and the concepts and principles of records and information management.

Students learn about creating and maintaining records in various formats (such as electronic documents and physical file folders) in different organizations or environments, and about the life cycle of records, from creation through maintenance to final disposition. Students also learn about developing effective policies, systems, technologies, and governance regarding these records.

Topics covered include examination of the document life-cycle of the records of organizations: generation and control-filing, storage, and retrieval systems using various technologies; protection and disposition-retention regulations and practices. Discussion of how records management concepts and contexts differ from archives and library organization and retrieval systems will be included.

Required Textbook:

Franks, P. C. 2013. Records and Information Management.

Link to Syllabus:


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