ARST 560 (3) Records and Information Governance [cross-listed with LIBR 514H]

Previously ARST 575D (3) Advanced Management of Current Records; cross-listed with LIBR 514H


MAS and Dual Students: completion of the MAS core courses

MLIS students: LIBR 516, ARST 510 and completion of the MLIS core courses, plus permission of the SLAIS Graduate Advisor

GOAL: To explore present-day theoretical, methodological, and practical issues concerning the management of current records.


  • To provide an understanding of modern-day issues in the management of current records.
  • To develop an appreciation for political and organizational issues inherent in the practical application of records management theories and principles.
  • To consider the role of records management in the broader realm of organizational management and change.
  • To examine the relationship between the management of records and the management and production of information and knowledge.
  • To consider the changing role of records management in organizations, governments, and society.


  • different sociopolitical and organizational contexts for current records management
  • risk management and compliance in record keeping
  • business process/systems analysis and restructuring
  • developing a business case for records management
  • the relationship between records management and information/knowledge management
  • the role of records management for organizational accountability and transparency
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