Managing the Crowd: Rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world

My review of the Steve Bailey text Managing the Crowd: Rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world has now been published in the latest Ariadne magazine.

This text has been mentioned at PoWR workshops, on the PoWR blog and on the JISC Information Environment Team blog. I can honestly say that it has had quite an impact on my thinking with regard to preservation and Web 2.0 resources, other members of the PoWR team may agree.

As I say in the conclusion:

This book offers up much food for thought. Bailey wants to wake up and shake his community. He wants to make them see that all is not well in the records management world and that if they don’t start moving with the times then they will be pushed out of the way. He contends there is a very real possibility that records management as we know it will cease to exist; it will be outsourced.

Go on, have a read.