Cancelled Records and information management, Elective module

Course content

Creation and management of business-critical information is integral to any organizations activities, processes and systems. Records and information management enable organization to capitalize on the value on their information resources, as business, legal or knowledge assets and to contribute to the preservation of the collective memory, in response to the challenges in the global and digital environment.

The course in records and information management is based on organizations need for control and management of business-critical records (information, data or documentation) in a lifecycle perspective including IT, medias and formats. The course covers drivers for records and information management, legal requirements and business needs. It covers both physical and electronic media and touches on technology, risk analysis, process analysis, performance evaluation in the digital as well as the analog environment. The records management theory is developing rapidly facing the digital reality and has its roots in archival theory, digital preservation, organizational theory, strategy, information security, law and information management.

All topics will be highlighted using relevant theories, international standards and supported by case analysis. The course is divided into six overall areas:

1: Introduction to records and information management, business drivers and ISO standards

2: Lifecycle perspective for records, IT-systems and technology

3: Information governance 1: Information security management, information privacy and information protection

4: Information governance 2: Data integrity, cloud computing, management of social media and big data

5: Analysis of risks and business processes, quality assurance and auditing

6: Information project management, evaluation and continuous improvement information management programs.


Fagstudieordning for KA-TV for Informationsstudier 2019 


KA STO 2016:


Learning outcome

Academic aims for the module

The objective of the module is to provide the student with

knowledge and understanding of:

  • A specific subject within library and information science.
  • Relevant theories and methods related to the module's theme.


skills in:

  • Identifying and outlining academic issues within library and information science and make these the object of independent analysis.
  • Reflecting critically on theoretical and methodological choices in relation to an academic issue.
  • Expanding on and putting a chosen subject field within library and information science into perspective.


competences in:

  • Applying relevant theories and methods to a subject within library and information science.
  • Communicating a scientifically studied issue

Class lectures, guest lectures, class discussions, group work, student presentations and individual work.

Examples of literature that will be used in the course:

  • Franks, PC (2013) Records and Information Management. London, Facet
  • ISO 30300:2011 Information and documentation - Management systems for records — Requirements
  • Kahn, R.A. & Barclay T.B., (2009) Information nation -Seven Keys to Information 2ed. Indianapolis, (IN), Wiley
  • Smallwood, R.F. (2014) Information Governance : Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices. Wiley
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 min
Examination language: English
The approved active class participation is only valid in the examination period in which it is registered

Students enrolled at KA_2016 - see curriculum Elective within the Main Subject 1 and 2 https:/​/​​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​informationsstudier/​informationsvidenskab_og_kulturformidling_ma
Only certain aids allowed

The student may bring to the examination syllabus and the submitted materials

Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 45
  • Preparation
  • 275,3
  • Exam
  • 90,5
  • English
  • 410,8