Course Title: Records Management and Archives Administration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Records Management and Archives Administration

Credit Points: 12


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 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

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 Katherine Howard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5505

Course Coordinator Email: katherine.howard@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

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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

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to course materials through Blackboard via myRMIT, including lecture notes, reading guides, videos, a detailed study program and external web links. You will be expected to utilise library and electronic sources to engage in professional reading of relevant material and to find appropriate material for assignments and to support your skill acquisition. There will be a reference list available at the beginning of the semester as well as directed readings from the program textbook.
If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1:
20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4
Assessment Task 2: 40%
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.