Recordkeeping in International Organizations offers an important treatment of international organizations from a recordkeeping perspective, while also illustrating how recordkeeping can play a vital role in our efforts to improve global social conditions.
Demonstrating that organizations have both a responsibility and an incentive to effectively manage their records in order to make informed decisions, remain accountable to stakeholders, and preserve institutional history, the book offers practical insights and critical reflections on the effective management, protection, and archiving of records. Through policy advice, surveys, mind mapping, case studies, and strategic reflections, the book provides guidance in the areas of archives, records, and information management for the future. Among the topics addressed are educational requirements for recordkeeping professionals, communication policies, data protection and privacy, cloud computing, classification and declassification policies, artificial intelligence, risk management, enterprise architecture, and the concepts of extraterritoriality and inviolability of archives. The book also offers perspectives on how digital recordkeeping can support the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the accompanying Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Recordkeeping in International Organizations will be essential reading for records and archives professionals, information technology, legal, security, management, and leadership staff, including chief information officers. The book should also be of interest to students and scholars engaged in the study of records, archives, and information management, information technology, information security, and law.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Value of Recordkeeping in International Organizations
Jens Boel and Eng Sengsavang
Chapter 1: Enduring Challenges, New Technologies: Some Reflections on Recordkeeping in International Organizations
Chapter 2: Data Protection in the European Union Institutions from an Information Management Perspective
Chapter 3: Cloud Computing Drivers, Barriers, and Risk Analysis for International Organizations
Elaine Goh and Eng Sengsavang
Chapter 4: Extraterritoriality and International Organizations
Darra L. Hofman
Chapter 5: Cloud Computing Contract Terms Checklist for International Organizations: A Case Study
Weimei Pan and Grant Mitchell
Chapter 6: Mind Mapping Functions for Managing Information, Records, and Archives
Giovanni Michetti and Stephen Haufek
Chapter 7: Using Enterprise Architecture in Intergovernmental Organizations
Chapter 8: Managing Security Classified Records in International Organizations
Ineke Deserno and Eng Sengsavang
Chapter 9: Security Classification and Declassification within Intergovernmental Organizations
Shadrack Katuu and Julia Kastenhofer
Conclusion: Building Future Networks
Eng Sengsavang and Jens Boel
Jens Boel is a Danish archivist and historian. From 1995 to 2017 he was the Chief Archivist of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and launched the organization’s records management programme and history project.
Eng Sengsavang is currently a Reference Archivist at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. She received her dual master's of Archival and Library Studies degrees from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 2015.