After my post entitled “What is a record?” two months ago, I went on thinking about records and records management.
As I did for records, I went through the ISO 14589 records management definition: “field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records” (refers to ISO 30300:2011).
I like this very good definition (I have repeated it and used it for fifteen years); but I decided to analyze it in relation with the world I work in and my own practice, looking for possible changes.
A good way to study a concept is to look at it after the translation of the words into others languages.
We have in French two main translations for records management, the old one and the new one: Continuer la lecture