What is it about?

The article explores prospects and challenges of maintaining records in public institutions. Records lose their authenticity, integrity and usefulness when they are not properly maintained yet when properly maintained, records can be tools to foster accountability, transparency and informed decision-making.

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Why is it important?

It emphasises the centrality of records maintenance within a record's life cycle.


The authors examine an issue that dictates the availability of records now and in the future... that is records maintenance.

Mr Samson Mutsagondo
University of South Africa

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This page is a summary of: Challenges and prospects of records maintenance in public departments, Information Development, May 2017, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0266666917712336.
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