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Records Continuum Thinking and Postfoundationalism

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posted on 05.07.2021, 05:41 by Elizabeth Daniels
Appraisal refers to the process by which governments, organisations, or individuals decide which records to create and keep. Recent royal commissions and inquiries have highlighted the importance of considering the information needs of everyone related to records – not just bureaucrats. Records have a big impact on people’s lives. Imagine living without your birth certificate, medical history, or passport. Records also provide a degree of transparency and accountability. In this thesis I explore how social theory concerned with issues of power and agency could inform appraisal decisions so everyone’s needs are considered.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Joanne Evans

Additional supervisor 1

Sue McKemmish

Additional supervisor 2

Tom Denison

Additional supervisor 3

Gregory Rolan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Caulfield School of IT


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type