Online event: Recordkeeping theory, models & strategies and today’s workplace

Provoked and intrigued by the recent discussion spurred by James Lappin’s article (cited below), the Recordkeeping Roundtable crew have been inspired to create a virtual panel discussion, featuring James, Chris Hurley, Andrew Waugh and Nicola Forbes.

We’d love you to come along – its free!!

What: Recordkeeping theory, models & strategies and today’s workplace
When: Thursday 18th March, 6-7pm (AEST)

Registration: Go to registration page on Eventbrite – registering should provide you with an email linking to the zoom invitation.

How well are the recordkeeping theories, models, strategies coping in the workplace dominated by technological determinism of the Microsoft behemoth? Come and hear a distinguished panel consisting of scholars, theorists and practitioners consider this issue in the light of James Lappin’s recent article on the subject.

Our panel

James Lappin blogs at and recently wrote the thought provoking article ‘Rival records management models in an era of partial automation’ in Archival Science available free at

Chris Hurley is an internationally recognised recordkeeping continuum theorist and is widely known for thought provoking musings which challenge the status quo. His writings and musings are to be found at

Andrew Waugh works at Public Record Office of Victoria and is widely known for his involvement in managing electronic records through the VEO models. His provocation ‘Email: a bellwether records system’ is particularly relevant to this discussion, available here

Nicola Forbes is the Director Information Governance for the Fair Work Ombudsman. She has worked for a number of NSW government agencies and has had oversight of complex programs utilising multiple technologies and grappling with the practicalities of recordkeeping in the workplace. She blogs at

About Cassie Findlay

Digital recordkeeping, archives and privacy professional, co-founder of the Recordkeeping Roundtable. @CassPF on Twitter.
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