The great rift: Gaps between administrative records and knowledge created through secondary analysis.

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106297
Title:
The great rift: Gaps between administrative records and knowledge created through secondary analysis.
Author:
David, Martin; Robbin, Alice
Citation:
The great rift: Gaps between administrative records and knowledge created through secondary analysis. 1981, 9(3):153-166 Review of Public Data Use
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Review of Public Data Use
Issue Date:
1981
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106297
Submitted date:
2008-04-21
Abstract:
Law, mission, and information management practices inhibit access to computerized administrative records produced by state government. Research use or secondary analysis is not on the agenda of the agency administrator. Computerized records are not routinely maintained or preserved. Records managers and archivists for public records do not participate in decisions about retaining or destroying computerized records. These findings emerged from a recently completed cooperative study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin on the impact of automation on state agency records keeping practices. In addition, changes in rules for access, computer-based technologies, pressures to maintain routine administration in the face of high turnover in data processing staffs, reduced budgets, and legislation to reduce paperwork pose a threat to the retention of administrative records. This article discusses the implications of the findings and trends, provides examples of data delivery failures, and recommends changes in law and administrative behavior. The authors conclude that the social scientist has a role to play in assisting government agencies in improving access to computerized administrative records.
Type:
Journal (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science; Government Information; Research Methods; Information Analysis
Local subject classification:
administrative records; secondary analysis; usefulness for research; United States government; administrative data processing; institutionalizing research access

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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobbin, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-21T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:44:00Z-
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-04-21en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe great rift: Gaps between administrative records and knowledge created through secondary analysis. 1981, 9(3):153-166 Review of Public Data Useen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106297-
dc.description.abstractLaw, mission, and information management practices inhibit access to computerized administrative records produced by state government. Research use or secondary analysis is not on the agenda of the agency administrator. Computerized records are not routinely maintained or preserved. Records managers and archivists for public records do not participate in decisions about retaining or destroying computerized records. These findings emerged from a recently completed cooperative study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin on the impact of automation on state agency records keeping practices. In addition, changes in rules for access, computer-based technologies, pressures to maintain routine administration in the face of high turnover in data processing staffs, reduced budgets, and legislation to reduce paperwork pose a threat to the retention of administrative records. This article discusses the implications of the findings and trends, provides examples of data delivery failures, and recommends changes in law and administrative behavior. The authors conclude that the social scientist has a role to play in assisting government agencies in improving access to computerized administrative records.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otheradministrative recordsen_US
dc.subject.othersecondary analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherusefulness for researchen_US
dc.subject.otherUnited States governmenten_US
dc.subject.otheradministrative data processingen_US
dc.subject.otherinstitutionalizing research accessen_US
dc.titleThe great rift: Gaps between administrative records and knowledge created through secondary analysis.en_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalReview of Public Data Useen_US
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