This book argues that records management can contribute to public sector reform and transformation in the new climate of austerity, without losing its essential characteristics. Over the last 15 years, records management has prospered, tackling problems of electronic information and building a strong case for information governance based on a model of regulation and management control. The public sector environment is now changing rapidly, with more emphasis on efficiency, flexibility and innovation, devolving control, loosening regulation, and cutting budgets. By linking practical ideas about the use and management of knowledge, the author will draw on insights from the study of policy-making and programme delivery to show how managing the relationship between records and knowledge, their creation and use, can not only make an important contribution to public sector innovation in itself, but also reconcile the demands of regulation through a wider concept of the governance of knowledge as well as information. Draws on practical real-world examples Focuses on how records management can respond to the challenges of transformation in this period of public sector retrenchment, as yet little discussed elsewhere Integrates concepts from records and knowledge management in a coherent applied framework, and locates this within the context of policy-making and delivery, to achieve positive benefits
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A fundamental dynamism of the library is its continuous adoption of trending technologies and innovations for enhanced service delivery. To meet the needs of library users in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterized by digital revolution, knowledge economy, globalization, and information explosion, libraries have embraced innovations and novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, social mediation tools, and the internet of things (IoT). The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Librarianship documents current research findings and theoretical studies focused on innovations and technologies used in contemporary libraries. This book provides relevant models, theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and sound theoretical research regarding the use of novel technologies in libraries. Covering topics such as digital competitive advantage, smart governance, and social media, this book is an excellent resource for librarians, archivists, library associations and committees, researchers, academicians, students, faculty of higher education, computer scientists, programmers, and professionals.
Records Classification: Concepts, Principles and Methods: Information, Systems, Context introduces classification, an early part of the research lifecycle. Classification ensures systematic organization of documents and facilitates information retrieval. However, classification systems are not prevalent in records management when compared to their use in other information fields. This book views classification from the records management (RM) perspective by adopting a qualitative approach, with case studies, to gather data by means of interview and document content analysis. Current development of information systems do not take into account the concept of classification from a RM perspective. Such a model is required because the incorporation of information and communication technology (ICT) in managing records is inevitable. The concept of classification from an RM perspective ought to be extended to the ICT team to enable the development of a RM system not limited to storage and retrieval functions, but also with relation to disposal and preservation processes. This proposed model introduces function-based classification to ensure records are classified in context. Gives a step-by-step functional model for constructing a classification system within an organization Advocates for the importance of practicing classification for records, towards competent, transparent, and democratic organizations Helps organizations build their own classification system, thus safeguarding information in a secure and systematic fashion Provides local case studies from Malaysia and puts together a generic, globally applicable model
Global challenges become a very challenging phenomenon for the local wisdom in every country. High commitment and optimistic perspectives from countries are needed to prepare themselves in facing all aspects of the global challenges. Aspects of global challenges for these countries include the economic, social, cultural, political, legal, educational, technological and security defense aspects. The ability of countries to face global challenges in several aspects is also a benchmark for countries to be able to compete in a global level. Local wisdom owned by these countries can also be used as a basis for strengthening the country in order to become the country’s competitiveness to participate in competition at the global level. Tidar International Conference (TIC) proceeding has been published. This conference has brought many academics, researchers, college students, and practitioners who are sharing their progressive thougth about local wisdom in facing global challenges. The theme of TIC was “Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends”, with various sub-themes including: Bureaucracy Roles in Accelerating the Creative Economy, Marginalized Societies, Ethical Issues in Digital Era, Communication of Urban Society, Empowerment and Digital Activism, Indigenous Public Administration, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for Optimistic Future of Public Service Leaders, Collaborative Governance Towards Global Megatrends, Strategic Disaster Management, Tourism Policy and Management, Artificial Intelligence and Future of Government, Developing Participatory and Responsive Legal Policy, Omnibus Law: the Opportunities and Challenges of Simplifying Legal Product, Legal Aspect on Digital and Creative Economy Era, and Legal Protection of Vulnerable Group and Disabilities. Great honour to say thank you to our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum from Diponegoro University, Indonesia. Our guest speakers Prof. Yinghue Chen, Ph.D from Asia University, Taiwan, Prof. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchock, Ph.D from Burapha University, Thailand, and Dr. Rizal Abdul Hamid from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Our invited audience Ir. H. Sigit Widyonindito as Mayor of Magelang, Indonesia, Rector of Tidar University, Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Science, Tidar University, and our dear colleague. Through this highly valuable forum, we do hope many insights and enlightenment from the speaker and all participants for a better advancing local wisdom towards global megatrends. We also expect that the future Tidar International Conference will be as successful and stimulating, as indicated by the contributions presented in this volume.
The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant downward pressure on public expenditure, a consequence of the global fiscal crisis, when there is a striking need to ensure that policies are demonstrably effective and efficient. The impact agenda in the UK, reflected in parallel global debates, actively encourages the social sciences to make and demonstrate a difference; to justify and protect social science funding. This volume shows how knowledge mobilisation can be thought of systematically as a process, encompassing engagement, leading to the co-production and channelling of knowledge to make a difference in the economy and society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.
The public sector provides services to the public and does not expect to acquire financial gain; hence, the practices from the private sector could not be used efficiently without modification, bearing in mind that the main scope of the public organization is to provide quality services to the citizens. Knowledge management can acquire and transfer knowledge in order to succeed in this effort and to confront challenges that exist in the modern knowledge economy. Therefore, knowledge management can play a vital role in the reorganization of the public sector and its necessary organizational change. Knowledge Management Practices in the Public Sector is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of improving the quality of public services through the implementation of knowledge management in public organizations. While highlighting topics including intellectual capital, risk assessment, and organizational strategy, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, ICT consultants, public sector workers, public administrators, government officials, researchers, scholars, and students.
Looking at the potential for research-use by educators to improve schools for all young people, An Ecosystem for Research-Engaged Schools presents a range of ground-breaking research and fascinating case studies. It carefully explores the elements and dimensions of research-engaged schools using an ecosystems perspective to study the layers and interconnections that occur amongst the people and institutions that exist within the ecosystem. Allowing the reader to consider how to ensure independent elements of the ecosystem are maintained to ensure an effective balance, this book brings together contributions from international experts working in a variety of fields such as school leadership, professional development and accountability. Key issues facing the research-use ecosystem both theoretically and empirically are covered, with examples of innovative practice, new theories and value systems. The book also provides an insight into the exciting possibility of such a system of learning and innovation in our schools where structures, cultures, practices and policies align to promote research-informed school improvement. With chapters bringing together issues from different aspects of the system, this book: expands the analysis of evidence and research-informed practice, considering the wider environment within which it is undertaken shows the interplay and tensions between aspects of the ecosystem and illustrates how different aspects of the ecosystem affect evidence use reconciles all aspects of the ecosystem within an overarching framework which attempts to explain the complex totality of the ecosystem. Designed to both challenge and inspire, An Ecosystem for Research-Engaged Schools truly bridges the gap between theory and practice. It will be an invaluable asset to those currently working in the area, allowing them to think more deeply about their work and the theoretical mechanisms that underpin it. Policy makers, practitioners and teachers will also find this book a fascinating read.
The longevity and productivity of every NGO hinges on its capacity to effectively mobilize resources for its cause. Based on extensive research and years of professional practice, this book examines critically the issues and challenges of existing practices for fundraising by NGOs in the developing world and the pitfalls involved in towing the traditional model without taking into cognizance the changing trends in NGO funding.By using credible successful examples, the book tasks NGO leaderships on the exigency of adopting a new hybrid model of resource mobilization that innovatively blends the best of the old traditional methods with emerging practices as well as emphasizing the role of social enterprising as a means of generating resources. The book also highlights the importance of creating and maintaining productive relationships between donors and NGO leaderships.Finally, the book also shares insights on how NGOs can guard against stagnation and subsequent demise by avoiding organizational hazards common to NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice expands the burgeoning literature on archival social justice and impact. Illuminating how diverse factors shape the relationship between archives, recordkeeping systems, and recordkeepers, this book depicts struggles for different social justice objectives. Discussions and debates about social justice are playing out across many disciplines, fields of practice, societal sectors, and governments, and yet one dimension cross-cutting these actors and engagement spaces has remained unexplored: the role of recordkeeping and archiving. To clarify and elaborate this connection, this volume provides a rigorous account of the engagement of archives and records—and their keepers—in struggles for social justice. Drawing upon multidisciplinary praxis and scholarship, contributors to the volume examine social justice from historical and contemporary perspectives and promote impact methodologies that align with culturally responsive, democratic, Indigenous, and transformative assessment. Underscoring the multiplicity of transformative social justice impacts influenced by recordmaking, recordkeeping, and archiving, the book presents nine case studies from around the world that link the past to the present and offer pathways towards a more just future. Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice will be an essential reading for researchers and students engaged in the study of archives, truth and reconciliation processes, social justice, and human rights. It should also be of great interest to archivists, records managers, and information professionals.
The book examines Ghana's policy and practice of fiscal decentralization and explores opportunities for generating resources locally to promote development. Gomoa West District, a sub-national government structure of the Central Region was used as the social laboratory. The book shows that some of the districts, especially rural districts are financially under-resourced and therefore overly depend on central government transfers which is often erratic and fraught with management problems. Opportunities exist in such districts to expanding tax coverage and generating revenue locally. However, some of the districts are faced with problems of revenue administration including logistical challenges, human resources, low motivation and revenue leakages. Concerted efforts are needed in area of tax administration, capacity building, law enforcement and review of indicators in the formula for allocating the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to the districts in Ghana. The book indicates that such review should be pro-poor based and geared towards addressing development gaps among the districts in Ghana, particularly, development of resource-poor districts.
Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities. Across the spectrum of locales in which they are employed, nurses, in numerous ways, support and sustain the delivery and organisation of health services. In recent history, however, this wider work has generally been regarded as at best an adjunct to the core nursing function, and at worse responsible for taking nurses away from their ‘real work’ with patients. Beyond its identity as the ‘other’ to care-giving, little is known about this element of nursing practice. Drawing on extensive observational research of the everyday work in a UK hospital, and insights from practice-based approaches and actor network theory, the aim of this book is to lay the empirical and theoretical foundations for a reappraisal of the nursing contribution to society by shining a light on this invisible aspect of nurses’ work. Nurses, it is argued, can be understood as focal actors in health systems and through myriad processes of ‘translational mobilisation’ sustain the networks through which care is organised. Not only is this work an essential driver of action, it also operates as a powerful countervailing force to the centrifugal tendencies inherent in healthcare organisations which, for all their gloss of order and rationality, are in reality very loose arrangements. The Invisible Work of Nurses will be interest to academics and students across a number of fields, including nursing, medical sociology, organisational studies, health management, science and technology studies, and improvement science.