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Electronic records, paper minds: the revolution in information management and archives in the post/ custodial and post/ modernist era. [Based on a presentation delivered by the author during his November 1993 Australian tour.]

  title={Electronic records, paper minds: the revolution in information management and archives in the post/ custodial and post/ modernist era. [Based on a presentation delivered by the author during his November 1993 Australian tour.]},
  author={Terry Cook},
Terry Cook is Director of the Records Disposition Division at the National Archives of Canada. A former General Editor of Archivaria, he remains on its Editorial Board, as well as that of the American Archivist. He has published widely on archival theory, appraisal, electronic records, the history of records, and the fonds concept. In 1993 he conducted a month-long invitational lecture tour of Australia, and in 1994 he will be visiting South Africa for a similar undertaking. 

Leaving archival electronic records in institutions: Policy and monitoring arrangements at the National Archives of Canada

In November 1993, the National Archivist of Canada approved a new policy for leaving certain categories of archival electronic records with their creating agencies.1 This illustrates the rapidity in

How Soon Is Now? Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1980s to 2011

Abstract During the 1980s and 1990s, electronic records were a source of general concern and debate among Canadian archivists. There was a heightened interest in, and increasing numbers of articles

Toward a Holistic Model for the Management of Documents, Records, and Archives

This article is condensed from a doctoral dissertation that aims to find a more applicable model to manage the whole life of all records in all media in the information age. It is based on a study of

Proactivity Postponed? 'Capturing' Records Created in the Context of E-government - A Literary Warrant Analysis of the Plans for a National e-archive Service in Sweden

Current plans for developing a national e-archive service in Sweden are used as a case, applying literary warrant and the records continuum model to discuss how archives management can support the goals of e-government and facilitate proactivity, and a special focus is placed on 'capture' as a vital part of holistic recordkeeping.

Knowledge and skills requirements for a records manager in Botswana in the networked environment

The study revealed that the legislative framework for digital records management is available, although it is not supported by operational guidelines to fully support the e-government agenda, and found that archives and records management professionals are ill equipped to manage digital records.

Waiting for the Ghost Train: Strategies for Managing Electronic Personal Records Before It Is Too Late

Personal records archivists are called upon to confront the challenge of influencing the behavior of personal records creators to help ensure that the authors can preserve a durable and reliable body of electronic evidence of human endeavor for the benefit of future generations.

Electronic records management

At the heart of electronic records research lies a dual concern with the nature of the record as a specific type of information object and the natureof legal and historical evidence in a digital world.

Ways of seeing: contextualising the continuum

Purpose – In this commemorative issue of Records Management Journal, milestones from the last 20 years of recordkeeping practice are being celebrated. This paper aims to provide a retrospective of

Framework for effective public digital records management in Uganda

This thesis examines the framework for effective management of digital records in Uganda, which was undertaken by a detailed study of the 23 ministries, which form the Uganda Public Service (UPS).

Observing Web Archives: The Case for an Ethnographic Study of Web Archiving

The concept of web archival labour is proposed to encompass and highlight the ways in which web archivists shape and maintain the preserved Web through work that is often embedded in and obscured by the complex technical arrangements of collection and access.



Viewing the World Upside Down: Reflections on the Theoretical Underpinnings of Archival Public Programming

A new approach to public service and public programming is very much present in the world of archives.' Many of the changes inaugurated by this approach were no doubt overdue and welcome. For the

Nailing a Little Jelly to the Wall of Archival Studies

This essay is a work of deconstruction, of a sort. It will dismantle an edifice of ideas to see of what it is really made, and whether it will stand up to close scrutiny by the archival discipline.

The Limits of Limits: Derridean Deconstruction and the Archival Institution

Archivists are engaged in the practice of deciding how and what is to be saved for, bequeathed to, our children. Is archiving not a gesture of reaching out, of sending, of receiving, of

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