Fact Denial and the Record Under Threat

Brandeis Records Manager

has embraced the acceptance of non-truths and the repudiation of facts in the record. If we can’t ascertain some facts in consensus, then the record is mute. Holocaust- and moon landing-denial hopefully provide two clear and non-partisan examples. But what prevents a society that embraces such confusion and fact rejection from filtering into the organizational culture? And how do we as keepers of the record foster and champion fact integrity in our broader culture?

Information Literacy and Records Management

Brandeis Records Manager

Also, as I’ve suggested , fact denial and fake news—land mines under the librarian’s definition of info literacy—should be serious concerns for the RIM and IG professional communities as well, given our core principles of integrity and transparency. Fact Denial Fake News Information Ethics information governance Information Literacy Information Management records managementGeorge Despres, CRM. Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University.

The Power of the Record

Brandeis Records Manager

After some recent gloom and doom posts about future challenges to the profession and fact denial and fake news , it’s probably time to take a slightly more glass half-full perspective of our job. George Despres, CRM. Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University. The content in this blog reflects the opinions of the author, and not of Brandeis University.).