The value of international standards for records management: Perspectives from education and training

Gillian Oliver, Fiorella Foscarini

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The article reports the findings from research investigating the impact of international standards for records management. This is a significant issue for the recordkeeping community given the significant resourcing devoted to the development of international standards. Previous attempts to measure impact have met with little success, so this research approached the problem area from a new angle, namely the indirect influence of standards on practice via their use in education and training. Data was collected from a global survey of educators and trainers. Findings demonstrate that the standards are being used extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as in vocational training. However, a number of barriers to use are identified. The research provides a strong foundation for further investigation of impact and use of the international standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-193
Number of pages13
JournalArchives & Manuscripts
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Education and training
  • Impact assessment
  • International standards

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