INF529 Organisational and Personal Records (8)


This subject provides an overview of recordkeeping and archiving across a range of organisational contexts, including government, business and not-for-profit. It considers how regulatory, policy and funding frameworks in different sectors affect recordkeeping. The contexts covered include government agencies, international organisations, companies, Indigenous organisations, religious organisations, schools and museums. There is a focus on how communities, both physical and virtual, maintain their records. The subject concludes with personal records, including issues involved for stakeholders when personal and family records are donated to public collections.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF529
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF317
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and critically review recordkeeping and archiving challenges for organisations in the public and private sectors;
  • be able to apply knowledge of frameworks for recordkeeping for organisational records;
  • be able to apply knowledge of solutions that support effective management of community records;
  • be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of issues and challenges for personal recordkeeping; and
  • be able to identify and describe stakeholder perspectives relating to the management of private records in public collections.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of organisational records
  • Government records and archives
  • International organisations
  • Companies
  • Indigenous records
  • School and university records
  • Recordkeeping for community organisations
  • Religious organisations and charities
  • Museums
  • Overview of personal records
  • Personal and family records and archives
  • Private records in public collections


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.