Course Title: Records Management and Archives Administration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Records Management and Archives Administration

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LIBR1028

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2012

LIBR1028

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

LIBR1028

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

Sem 1 2010

LIBR1094

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Tait

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4531

Course Coordinator Email: elizabeth.tait@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course aims to introduce you to the principles, concepts, processes and systems used in records management and archival administration. Using these elements you will explore real world issues and case studies. You will explore and apply the relevant Australian and International standards and legislation for the management of records and archival material. You will study and reflect on the practical, ethical and social issues regarding the creation, retention and disposal of records and archives.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The Capabilities that you will develop in this course are listed below in the Course Learning Outcomes.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse current problems and issues in record keeping and archive administration using a critical and reflective approach
  2. Apply appropriate legislative and standards based frameworks for records creation, retention and disposition using selected case studies
  3. Synthesize the professional and ethical requirements for the process of acquisition, accession and arrangement of records and archives using the business case study response.
  4. Synthesize information gathered from readings and group discussion and reflection.


Overview of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are offered including lectures, tutorial activities and access to online content. You will participate in group discussion through Discussion Board and Blogs and in face to face tutorials. The activities are designed to give you the opportunity to explore the issues and practices as well as to apply knowledge gained. You will be introduced to and expected to read a range of contemporary academic and professional literature relating to records management and archive administration and be able to critically reflect on this material. There will be opportunities to hear guest speakers and Audio/Video of all lectures and presentations will be available. Activities centred on case studies and exercises will give you the opportunity to explore real life situations and solve authentic problems.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1:
25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4
Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.