Developments in Information and Communication Technology have revolutionized the way people communicate. Individuals and organizations do not have to depend on paper-based media for communication. Teleconferencing, telecommuting etc have made meetings easier. However, these developments require that the media being used is managed properly. Magnetic tapes, flash disks, optical disks and the like have to be stored in appropriate environments to avoid corruption of data. This is especially important given that some of the new devices have not been tested for long enough.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Records managers, librarians and documentarists; the right participant will be expected to have undertaken a basic course on managing records.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Establish and manage electronic records better;
• Appreciate the benefits of computerizing the records management system;
• Apply the principles of records management in managing electronic records;
• Explain the various formats for storage of e-information.
• Principles of records management;
• Introduction to electronic records;
• Valuing electronic records;
• Legal aspects of electronic records;
• Setting retention policies for electronic records;
• Archiving electronic records.