Records And Information Management in the Twenty First Century
This book provides a comprehensive, strategic approach to the creation, management, and disposition of information and records in organisations and is the first to analyse the impact that cloud computing and emerging technologies such as social networks and microblogging has on records management programmes. The emergence of Web 2.0 and social media has fundamentally changed the way information is created, exchanged, and stored. Information is a valuable asset to be employed by the organisation to help meet its goals, but it can also pose a risk to the organisation if not effectively managed.
The increasingly complex regulatory and legal environment, along with the growing volume and changing nature of records and information created through emerging technologies, has brought records and information management to the attention of executives who are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of their organisations. This book provides readers either an introduction to or a review of records management principles and practices, but with a consideration of the impact on those principles and practices made by records created through the use of emerging technologies and stored in the clouds. This book will be of interest to students of archives and records management, experienced archives and records professionals who want a new perspective on their chosen field, supervisors and managers with the responsibility for records and information management and upperlevel managers, executives, and other decision makers who are responsible for effectively managing their organisation's information assets.