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Recordkeeping in the COVID-19 pandemic

Primary supervisor

Viviane Hessami

By forcing employees to work remotely, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ways records are created and managed in organisations. Access to physical records was no longer possible for extended periods of time and new procedures had to be developed to regulate remote access to information systems and to preserve the authenticity, reliability, integrity and accessibility of organisational records. 

Student cohort

Double Semester

Aim/outline

This project will investigate how organisations modified their procedures to ensure the creation and preservation of authentic records that could be relied upon as evidence during the pandemic. It will look at issues such as capturing signatures for documents that previously required handwritten signatures or an authorised witness, and capturing records in ad-hoc systems that do not include recordkeeping functionalities.

Required knowledge

Students should have completed either FIT5107 Recordkeeping Informatics or FIT5206 Digital Continuity or have worked in a records management role.