J Eddis Linton Awards Presentations 2008

The J Eddis Linton Awards were introduced in 2000 to recognize outstanding contributions to the records management industry in three categories, being Student, Individual and Group.

Outstanding Group Award – Records and Archive Management Services – Edith Cowan University

Records and Archive Management Services – Edith Cowan University accepting the award L to R : Bart Gagatek, Colin Meek, Sue Adams

Edith Cowan University is located in Perth, Western Australia. The University’s origins go back to 1902 when it began as a teaching college. Today it is WA’s second largest university with approximately 23,000 students.

In 2006 the University was the recipient of a grant under the Workplace Productivity Program for a project titled “Enterprise Records Management Solutions”. The project called for a team of four specialists to undertake a number of tasks related to records management at both ECU and Curtin University. Stage 1 of this program covered a Electronic Business Information Systems Gap Analysis and Compliance Review.

This required the team to undertake a gap analysis of existing disparate record keeping systems in terms of compliance with approved standards and to recommend methodology to obtain either compliance or integration with a compliant system.

The awards committee was impressed with both the thoroughness and quality of the submission as well as the depth and outcomes of the project

Outstanding Individual Award – Margaret Pember

Margaret Pember

Margaret Pember is an archives and records management lecturer at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. She recently completed a doctorate at The University of Western Australia. Margaret’s PhD research focused on the extent of recordkeeping as a profession.

Margaret comes to the field of records and information management after 12 years experience as a secondary school teacher. An interest in archives motivated a return to university in the 1980s. Since then Margaret has worked in the records, archives and library environment in Australia, the UK, Singapore and Fiji. Research interests include information disaster planning and risk management, information as a corporate resource or asset, the professionalisation of recordkeeping, and professional development and continuing education for records and information professionals.

Outstanding Student Award

No nominations were received

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