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Integrity in Government through Records Management

Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

By Jessica Page

The International Records Management Trust (IRMT) is a UK registered charity created in 1989 to help strengthen records management capacity in governments around the world. The Trust offers consultancy services, training and education and development research, working with local stakeholders at all levels of government to contribute to a more open and informed society. 

Dr Anne Thurston is the founder of the IRMT. Both as an academic and as a programme director, she has worked with many governments to provide practical solutions for strengthening record-keeping systems. In honour of Thurston’s pioneering work in records and archives management, Ashgate is publishing Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston. The collection of essays, edited by James Lowry, Deputy Director of the IRMT, and Justus Wamukoya, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Science at Moi University, Kenya, honours Thurston’s work as founder and director of the IRMT. The volume discusses significant and current issues concerning the use of records for the purposes of accountability, transparency, social justice and human rights. Included are contributions from scholars and professionals from the developing and developed worlds, exploring the intersection of records management, public administration and international development.

The collection of articles provides an overview of the strategic function of records management for democracy, transparency and open governance. It can be ordered from Amazon:



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