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A hub for those developing and applying records continuum thinking to archival and recordkeeping education, research, and practice.

Check out our integrated knowledge base and publication archive, and consider joining the RCRG community to make use of tools for collaboration and project work. 

 

theory Theory

Records Continuum theory is concerned with understanding the complex, diverse and multi-faceted roles of records and recordkeeping in society. It is informed by a unifying concept of records, inclusive of records of continuing value (archives), and stresses their evidentiary and transactional nature ...

practice Praxis

Records Continuum praxis focuses on the unifying purposes shared by all recordkeeping professionals, namely the development and delivery of frameworks for accountable recordkeeping regimes. These enable access to authentic, reliable, and useable evidence of social and business activities in and through time and across individual, organisational, community and cultural domains. ...

research Research

Records Continuum research aims to take on the grand challenges associated with memory and accountability across individual, community, organisational and societal contexts. It incorporates conceptualisations of inclusive and living archives, developing and extending continuum theory and models for an increasingly complex and networked world, and modelling the clever use of enabling and empowering technologies. ...

education Education

Records Continuum approaches to education situate the acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills in recordkeeping and archiving within frameworks which also promote the development of general understanding of cognate disciplines. It aims to equip recordkeeping professionals in different spacetime universes with a common professional knowledge base and skill set. ...