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Records Management Today Podcast Series

Monthly podcast on the records management issues affecting organisations and professionals today, from Northumbria University's School of Computing, Engineering & Information Sciences.  

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Julie McLeod, Elizabeth Lomas, James Lappin Regular contributors
  • Julie McLeod, Professor in Records Management at Northumbria University & Project Director AC+erm research project 
  • Elizabeth Lomas, PhD Researcher at Northumbria University (Continued Communication -  records management and Web 2.0 communications). Formerly a records management practitioner for 15 years, interested in information rights law and chair of the Society of Archivists’ Legislation and standards working party
  • James Lappin, Records management consultant and trainer.   Director of Thinking Records Ltd.  Chair of RMS London group. James' records management blog can be found at

Each month the three of us will discuss recent events and activities and their implications or learning for managing records in organisations; we’ll look at things that are coming up (eg significant meetings, reports etc.) and have short items focussing on specific topics. Leading international names will participate as guest speakers.

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  • Julie McLeod
  • James Lappin
  • Elizabeth Lomas

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    Episode 3 (July 2011)

    Spotlight on:  The challenges of archiving databases (44 mins)

    James Lappin interviews Kevin Ashley (Director of the Digital Curation Centre) about the challenges of archiving databases. Kevin discusses the creation of the UK's National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) in the late 1990s, and about the similarities and differences between archiving databases in the 1990s and archiving databases now.

    Participants James Lappin, Dr Kevin Ashley, Digital Curation Centre (DCC)