Records Continuum: An Emerging Recordkeeping Theory

Lin, Chi-Shiou Records Continuum: An Emerging Recordkeeping Theory. Journal of Library and Information Studies, 2007, vol. 5, n. 1/2, pp. 107-137. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

This paper introduces Records Continuum, a recordkeeping theory emerging from the Australian archives and records management studies which gained international recognition in the 1990s. This paper first describes the background of the theory development. It goes on to explicate the theses of continuum theorists including the Records Continuum Diagram developed by Frank Upward. Finally, it offers some critiques on the theoretical propositions and discusses their implications on records and archival practices.

Chinese abstract

本文對近年來在澳洲檔案學界萌芽的「紀錄連續體」(Records Continuum)理論做一簡要闡釋分析。紀錄連續體是1980年代中期在澳州檔案學界萌芽的理論概念,至九十年代中期起,該理論逐漸受到國際檔案學者注目。本文首先介紹連續體理論的發展背景。繼而介紹主要論述內涵,包含論者對「紀錄」本質與「紀錄保存行動」的闡述,以及Frank Upward所創之「紀錄連續體圖示」(Records Continuum Diagram)。接著,本文對該理論發展略做簡單評論與詮釋,並探討未來理論發展與深化之方向。

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Records continuum Life cycle Electronic records Recordkeeping Archival theory
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HC. Archival materials.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DL. Archives.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JE. Record keeping.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
Depositing user: Chi-Shiou Lin
Date deposited: 04 Oct 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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