Module Details

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Code ARIM009
Coordinator Dr V Stobo
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 6 FHEQ Whole Session 15


To explore issues relating to records management practice and theory and to enable the student to apply these within their own organization.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Articulate the concepts underpinning records management within the workplace.

(LO2) Start and maintain a records management programme within an organization.

(LO3) Describe the legal background and apply the law as it applies to records management.

(LO4) Apply standards to records management programmes.

(LO5) Understand the principles behind electronic records management.

(LO6) Undertake some indexing and prepare classification schemes.

(LO7) Demonstrate awareness of key issues which face the records management profession today.

(LO8) Articulate the benefits and risks associated with good and poor records management.

(S1) Business and customer awareness basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

(S2) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services.

(S3) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal.

(S4) Positive attitude / self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen.

(S5) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.



he purposes and benefits of records management;

Identifying record keeping requirements;

Identifying user requirements;

Principles of records and record keeping systems design;

Surveying and appraisal;

Retention schedules;

Managing the movement of records;

Classification, indexing and metadata capture;

Managing electronic records.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Learning blog.

Online Quiz:
Xerte-based online test your learning quizzes.

Work Based Learning:
Activities designed to be carried out in the workplace.

Self-Directed Learning: Students are given access to online learning materials which include reading, quizzes, blog and suggested activities which are carried out according to the student's requirements.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours             0
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 150


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a resit opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.    100       

Recommended Texts

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