Purpose: To equip the students with basic theoretical principles of records and archives management.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course unit, the student should be able to:
• Discuss the theories and principles of records and archives management
• Explain the importance of managing records for government accountability
• Discuss the value of records as a strategic resource for organisation
• Explain the organisational and administrative issues relating to records and archives
• Explain the steps involved in developing an integrated records management programme

Records and archives management concept, Analyze the changing definitions of records as information or evidence, History of records, recordkeeping and archives, value of records and archives materials, Analyze the uses of records in maintaining social memory, Basic concepts and theories in archives and records management, basic elements of a records management program, basic components of an archival program, archival records appraisal and disposition, arrangement and description, Integration of records into organizations, Analyze the processes by which records serve organization needs, Examine the uses of records by government for accountability.