Research questions

- Which are the potential driving forces (technological, legal, socio-cultural etc.) behind the need for and generation of records in different environments?


- Which purposes are the documentation and the documenting activities supposed to fulfil?


- What is the relationship, if any, between documentation practices/recordkeeping and organizational performance?


- Which features of the documentation process make it function as records?


- How have the requirements for documentation and records changed over time, and what are the driving forces behind those changes?


- What frameworks and standards exist in this area?


- To what extent are they compliant with local traditions and different institutional and socio-cultural conditions?


- How should documentation practices/recordkeeping activities be organized and implemented to promote good recordkeeping, i.e. to support the purposes of documentation, in different organizations, Swedish and international, and how will this affect the records professionals?