INF528 Records and Archives Practice (8)

This subject provides a detailed introduction to the major practices necessary to establish an effective and efficient records and archives management environment. The subject looks at the technical, managerial and policy infrastructure necessary to ensure an effective records and archives service is developed and maintained.


Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF528. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF315, INF316 or INF338.

Subject Relationships

INF316 Common content
inf315 Common content
INF338 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

INF315, INF316, INF338

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and evaluate the key components comprising any recordkeeping management system;
  • be able to apply in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and informed judgment to practices and procedures for the capture and management of both analogue and digital records;
  • be able to critically reflect on various approaches to appraisal, and apply this knowledge to professional practice in the disposal of records;
  • be able to synthesise and critically reflect on issues surrounding standards and processes involved in acquiring and describing records;
  • be able to design, develop and critically evaluate in context appropriate policies and standards for the care of both analogue and digital collections; and
  • be able to develop appropriate policies and standards to enable use and access to records and archives.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of records and recordkeeping systems
  • Infrastructure, policies and practices
  • Metadata for records and archives management
  • Descriptive standards
  • Appraisal and disposal
  • Technology and digital records
  • Implementing recordkeeping systems
  • Access and use
  • Governance and advocacy

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF528 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Essay: archival futures: appraisal and description
Report: recordkeeping strategy

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.