Outputs and Findings
One of the objectives of the AC+erm Project was to develop vignettes – a type of output that crystallises aspects of the research findings in the form of tools or exemplars that can be of use to practitioners, users and other stakeholders.
The purpose of the vignettes was not only to provide ready-made tools for use (though many of them can be treated in this manner), but also to suggest models or templates for building tools whose content can be tailored to suit a given context.
The vignettes are of seven types: fridge magnets; phenomenological analyses; rich pictures; Snakes and Ladders game; narrative story; videos; mind maps; and word clouds. More detailed explanations of the tools, along with suggestions for use, are included in the full document (see link to the right of this page).
The full list of vignettes is as follows:
1. Snakes and Ladders: Opportunities and pitfalls in records
2. Phenomenological Analysis: Actors and contexts
3. Phenomenological Analysis: The bottom line for records management
4. Phenomenological Analysis: Principles and methods of records management
5. Phenomenological Analysis: Essential skills for records management
6. Mind Map: Electronic Records Management solutions
7. Rich Picture: Managing risk
8. Narrative / story: Privacy, security and access
9. Word Cloud: Solutions to ‘people’ issues in managing e-records
10. Fridge Phrases:
Prototypes of three of the vignettes – fridge magnets, rich pictures, and story – were tested and discussed by participants in the project Colloquia. In the third Colloquium (on Systems and Technology), participants used these three types of vignette to develop visions for electronic records management.