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This session will introduce the notion of information governance and explore practical examples where records management and archives are becoming increasingly interdependent and where electronic records and shortened record lifecycles are making the policy-making role of archival institutions more important.
Archivists and records managers. This session is recommended for archivists working at national and regional archival institutions who are interested in reforming and developing records management policy in their respective countries. This session especially targets archivists working in countries that are only now defining archival practice within their country, or archivists in countries at the brink of reforming the records management and archival policies.
Overall purpose and significance of session:
This session aims to stimulate discussion on future directions in records management and archives, particularly as these fields are becoming – due to digitization and the proliferation of e-government – increasingly interdependent components of an information governance paradigm. Moreover, this session sheds light on how this rapprochement demands the transformation elaboration of the function of archival institutions from acting mostly as repositories for national history to also becoming recognized leaders of information governance policy within their countries.
Nolda Römer-Kenepa (National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles) will be discussing the notion of information governance and how it relates to records management, archival science other information professions. Furthermore she will discuss how national archival institutions must re-imagine their role in government and society and put a greater emphasis on the archival institution as directing information policy, ensuring sound public administration and protecting rights of citizens in order to fit into this new emerging paradigm.
Abu Rahman Hj Ahmad (National Archives of Malaysia) will be recounting the Malaysian experience in managing nationwide governmental records management and will outline the changing role of the National Archives of Malaysia as leader in records management and information governance in Malaysia.
Raja Abdullah (National Archives of Malaysia) will emphasize on the pressing need of a comprehensive information governance policy in light of the increasing digitization of government administration that is taking place in Malaysia and elsewhere and will devote special attention to electronic record retention practices within an overall records management policy. Raja Abdullah will present a survey that can used to gauge in a given context exactly which areas require extra attention in order to successfully implement electronic records retention practices.