Learning to Walk the Talk: Analysing Information Culture Phase 2

The primary aim of the project is to develop a toolkit for practitioners to use to assist them in analysing information culture.

Research activities

The objective of this International Council on Archives funded project is to help archivists understand and apply the key concept of information culture as part of next generation recordkeeping practice. Information culture refers to the information management-specific settings of organisational cultures, namely the values and attitudes accorded to information within specific organisational contexts.

A central theme of recordkeeping informatics is the development of a recordkeeping culture within an organisation. The first step on that path is diagnosis of the organisation’s existing information culture. Once that diagnosis is established, contextually appropriate strategies can be developed to promote recordkeeping.

Progress

A prototype toolkit has been developed, and translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean.