INF529 Organisational and Personal Records (8)

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


Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF317 Organisational and Personal Records.

Subject Relationships

INF317 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

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


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Standards and frameworks
  • Government recordkeeping and archiving
  • Indigenous recordkeeping and archiving
  • Personal recordkeeping
  • Business recordkeeping
  • Community recordkeeping
  • Recordkeeping in education and research
  • Archives in museums/museums as archives
  • Managing private records in public collections

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF529 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).

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Report on funding opportunities

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.