Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

By: James Lowry (author), Justus M. Wamukoya (author)Hardback

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As a celebration of Anne Thurston's pioneering work on records and archives management as an essential basis for demonstrating integrity in government, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss key issues around records as evidence for accountability, transparency and the protection of citizens' rights. Never before have authors from the developing and developed worlds come together to explore the intersection of records management, public administration and international development. The book covers Thurston's work, the importance of records management for effective governance and digital records management and preservation in developing countries. Case studies from across Africa enhance the theoretical and practical perspectives taken by the authors. This book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in records management and good governance around the world.

About Author

James Lowry is the Deputy Director of the International Records Management Trust and Justus Wamukoya is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Science at Moi University, Kenya.


Contents: Foreword, Sarah Tyacke; Introduction: integrity in government through records management, James Lowry and Justus Wamukoya. Part I Thurston and the International Records Management Trust: Anne Thurston and record-keeping reform in Commonwealth Africa, Nathan Mnjama; Developing training resources for records and archives management: balancing global needs with regional realities, Laura Millar; Vital records: the importance of national archives and records administrations to governance and civil society in Sierra Leone, Sarah Demb; The Sierra Leone Teachers' Records Management Improvement Programme, Andrew Griffin and Muniru Kawa. Part II Colonial and Post-Colonial Record-Keeping: Record-keeping for good governance and accountability in the colonial office: an historical sketch, Mandy Banton; The influence of the one party regime on archives in Malawi: 1964 to 1994, Paul Lihoma; The impact of organisational culture on public sector records management reform, Peter Mazikana; Preserving and accessing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission records: challenges for the national archives, Lekoko Kenosi. Part III Records, Governance and Transparency: Audit and accountability in the government of Ghana: a records management perspective, Pino Akotia; The protection of land rights: the case of land records management in Uganda, David Luyombya; The importance of records in the Right to Information, Kelvin Smith; Opening government: open data and access to information, James Lowry. Part IV Digital Records Management and Preservation: Records management and governance in Africa in the digital age, Justus Wamukoya; The prerequisites for electronic records management in the Developing World: lessons from Yemen and Kenya, Olav Hagen Sataslatten; Trusted digital repositories and developing nations, Anthea Seles; Trust in records and data online, Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers. Part V Reflections: Education in records and archives management: a view from London, Geoffrey Yeo, Elizabeth Shepherd and Andrew Flinn; ACARM's position in the ever-changing world of archives, Charles Farrugia; Enhancing record-keeping capacity in developing countries: building the bridges, John McDonald. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781472428455
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9781472428455
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 1472428455

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