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Professor Sue McKemmish

Professor Sue McKemmish

Professor Sue McKemmish, PhD, is Chair of Archival Systems, Monash University, Director of the Monash University Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, and Associate Dean Research of the Faculty of Information Technology. She is engaged in major research and standards initiatives relating to the use of metadata in records and archival systems, information resource discovery and smart information portals, Australian Indigenous archives, and the development of more inclusive archival educational programs that meet the needs of diverse communities. Sue McKemmish directs the postgraduate teaching programs in records and archives at Monash, has published extensively on recordkeeping in society, records continuum theory, recordkeeping metadata, and archival systems, and is a Laureate of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Publications by date

Teaching Recordkeeping and Archiving Continuum Style
Archival Science, vol. 6, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 219-230
Authors: Frank Upward and Sue McKemmish

Recordkeeping, Reconciliation and Political Reality (pdf, 271kb)
Australian Society of Archivists Annual Conference, Sydney, August, 2002
Authors: Michael Piggott and Sue McKemmish

A La Recherche Du Tigre Perdu, Contre Sainte-Beuve: Re-constructing the Possibilities in 'Evidence of Me ...' (pdf, 273kb)
First published in Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 29, no. 1, May 2001, pp. 22-43
Authors: Sue McKemmish and Frank Upward

Metadata and ISO 9000 Compliance
First published in Information Management Journal, vol. 31, no. 1, January 2000, pp. 4-17
Authors: Wendy Duff and Sue McKemmish

Accessing Essential Evidence on the Web: Towards an Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Standard
The Web after a Decade: Proceedings of AusWeb99, the Fifth Australian World Wide Web Conference, April 1999, 1999, An on-line presentation including a narrated case study relating to the paper is also available.
Authors: Sue McKemmish and Glenda Acland

Archivists at Risk: Accountability and the Role of the Professional Society
Paper for Archives at Risk: Accountability, Vulnerability and Credibility, 1999 Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists
Authors: Sue McKemmish and Glenda Acland

Describing Records in Context in the Continuum: the Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema
First published in Archivaria, vol. 48, Fall 1999, pp. 3-43
Authors: Sue McKemmish, Glenda Acland, Nigel Ward and Barbara Reed

Documenting Business: The Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema
Paper for ADCS'99, Australasian Document Computing Symposium, December 1999
Authors: Glenda Acland, Barbara Reed and Sue McKemmish

The End of the Beginning: The SPIRT Recordkeeping Metadata Project
Paper for Archives at Risk: Accountability, Vulnerability and Credibility, 1999 Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists, July 1999
Authors: Glenda Acland, Kate Cumming and Sue McKemmish

Towards a Framework for Standardising Recordkeeping Metadata: The Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema
First published in Records Management Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, December 1999, pp. 173-198
Authors: Sue McKemmish, Glenda Acland and Barbara Reed

Metadata Mania: Use of Metadata for Electronic Recordkeeping and Online Resource Discovery
First published in Place, Interface and Cyberspace: Archives at the Edge, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists, Fremantle 6-8 August 1998, Australian Society of Archivists, Canberra, 1998
Authors: Sue McKemmish, Adrian Cunningham and Dagmar Parer

The Smoking Gun: Recordkeeping and Accountability
Paper presented as the keynote address at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand, "Records and Archives Now - Who Cares?", Dunedin, September 1998
Author: Sue McKemmish

Towards Frameworks for Standardising Recordkeeping Metadata
First published in Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 26, no. 1, May 1998, pp. 24-45
Authors: Sue McKemmish and Dagmar Parer

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: A Continuum of Responsibility
First published in Proceedings of the Records Management Association of Australia 14th National Convention, 15-17 Sept 1997, RMAA Perth 1997, 1997
Author: Sue McKemmish

Evidence of Me ...
First published in Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 24, no. 1, May 1996, pp. 28-45
Author: Sue McKemmish

Are Records Ever Actual?
First published in The Records Continuum: Ian Maclean and Australian Archives First Fifty Years, Sue McKemmish and Michael Piggott(eds), Ancora Press in association with Australian Archives, Clayton, 1994, pp. 187-203
Author: Sue McKemmish

Somewhere Beyond Custody
First published in Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 22, no. 1, May 1994
Authors: Sue McKemmish and Frank Upward

Understanding Electronic Recordkeeping Systems: Understanding Ourselves
First published in Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 22, no. 1, May 1994
Author: Sue McKemmish