|Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project (2003 - 2006)
The Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project aimed to develop a prototype of the 'create once, use many times' concept in order to demonstrate how major barriers to the implementation of recordkeeping and resource discovery metadata standards, particularly in eGovernment, might be overcome.
The project wished to explore how to move away from the current resource intensive process of manual metadata attribution and stand-alone systems, towards an integrated suite of business systems and processes supporting recordkeeping functions.
|Electronic Health Records: Achieving an effective and ethical legal and recordkeeping framework (2002 - 2004)
This project took place within the context of proposals for a nationally coordinated distributed system of electronic health records. Without any systematic ethical and legal safeguards or recordkeeping framework, the application of new technologies for networking health records lacks social credibility.
This multidisciplinary study used the Records Continuum as a recordkeeping framework to provide a set of principles and standards relating to authenticity, ownership, access, privacy and confidentiality of doctor-patient communications in a networked environment.
|SPIRT Recordkeeping Metadata Project (1998 - 1999)
Working within the context of a range of metadata related initiatives in Australia and elsewhere, the Recordkeeping Metadata Project aims to comprehensively specify and codify recordkeeping metadata in ways that enable it to be fully understood and deployed both within and beyond the records and archives profession.
The conceptual basis for the Recordkeeping Metadata Project is located in Records Continuum thinking and practice as it has evolved in Australia over the last half century. One of the keys to understanding the Project's approach to what metadata needs to be captured, persistently linked to documentation of social and business activity, and managed through time and space, lies in the continuum view of records. In continuum thinking, records are seen not as passive objects to be described retrospectively, but as agents of action, active participants in business processes and technologies.
|Teaching Innovation Fund (1997 - 1998)
The Teaching Innovations Fund was concerned with the internationalisation of subject content of the recordkeeping specialisation in the (then) Master of Information Management with reference to the global context of the students' learning environment.
Recordkeeping and the culture of recordkeeping has a close relationship to the constitution of legal structures and the functioning of society. Many countries to which we deliver our programs (and countries in which we seek to deliver our programs) have different societal structures and legal environments. Recordkeeping in those different contexts is no less critical, but the impetus for keeping records in other environments comes from a range of different perspectives. Providing education for recordkeepers must be tailored to their cultural needs, as well as being educationally sound and it is this understanding which underpinned this project.