Records Continuum Model

Authored by: Sue McKemmish , Franklyn Herbert Upward , Barbara Reed

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The entry begins with general statements on records continuum concepts. It then briefly outlines the evolution of records continuum thinking and practice in Australia because that Australian background helps explain the records continuum model and its points of entry into international discourse. It explores key continuum concepts and provides a detailed exposition of the records continuum model. The use of the model in teaching and research, and its application to professional practice are discussed. The entry also explains how the records continuum model connects to the broader discourses of postmodernism, philosophy and sociology. The entry concludes with a brief discussion of possible future uses and applications of the model.

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