On behalf of the management and staff of the Department of Records and Archives Management (RAM) and on my own behalf, I welcome all students to EASLIS. The Department’s mission is to develop Records and Archives management capacity; and maintain high academic standards in research and community services. The Department conducts undergraduate programmes (Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in RAM, and other short and tailor-made courses in the same discipline.
About the Department
The department of Records and Archives Management (RAM) trains students in the concepts of Records Processing and Organisation, Recordkeeping Practices, Management of Electronic records in contemporary society, Records Management Practices, Archives Identification, Processing and Management, Government Information Resources and Systems, Records and Archives Storage and their Security, Digital Preservation and Management of Museums.
It prepares its graduates to acquire the knowledge required to ensure accountability, transparency and good governance, the essential foundations of effective public administration.
This programme provides the necessary theoretical underpinning to follow a career in Records and Archives Management. Records Managers are employed to manage records in any enterprise including, Central and Local Government, Universities, Banks, Legal Firms, Breweries, Media Companies, Cultural Organizations, Mining Companies, Hospitals, Embassies - indeed anywhere where qualified people are needed to manage records.
Archivists are employed to collect, organize, and making accessible records adjudged worthy of permanent retention. These records are maintained in both private and public sector organizations.
Graduates in Records and Archives Management take on positions as Records Managers, Records Officers, Registry Managers, Information Managers, Knowledge Managers, Manuscript Librarians, Curators, Archivist and Systems Administrators.
We look forward to seeing you at the Department of Records and Archives Management, EASLIS.
Dr. David Luyombya (PhD)
Chair, Department of Records and Archives Management
East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences