Records management has undergone significant change in recent years, owing to the introduction of freedom of information legislation as well as the development of e-government and e-business and the need to manage records effectively in both the private and public sector. There are very few purely practical texts for records managers and this book aims to fill that gap. The author has spent his entire career in public sector records management and has contributed to records management standards for governments around the world. The text is wholly practical and written at an accessible level. Although the author discusses legislation and examples from the UK, the book is relevant to public sector records management at an international level. It will be essential reading for professionals in record management posts as well as anyone who is responsible for record keeping as part of their operational duties.
'…a very good reference tool…its strength, I believe, lies in its applicability to relative newcomers to RM: to the archivist or other member of staff asked to undertake a records audit, to a newcomer to the public sector or to a newly qualified or recently promoted member of staff, all of whom would be bound to find this book a real gem.' Library Review