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Records management: from profession to scholarly discipline

Webster, Berenika M (1999) Records management: from profession to scholarly discipline. Information Management Journal, 33 (4). 20 - 30. ISSN 1535-2897

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The nature of professionalism is reviewed and the argument made that records management can be classified as a professional discipline. Significant elements of a profession, such as university education, professional associations, and professional literature, have developed in records management. Further professionalization of the discipline has gained momentum with the development of electronic records, which have given rise to a new and distinct body of theory and knowledge and also triggered research activities. These developments permit records management to establish itself not only as a recognized profession, but also as a scholarly discipline.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Webster, Berenika MBWEBSTER@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
Date: October 1999
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Information Management Journal
Volume: 33
Number: 4
Publisher: Association of Records Managers & Administrators
Page Range: 20 - 30
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1535-2897
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 16:17
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 20:47


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