Professor Fiorella Foscarini Wins Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence

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Every year Emerald invites each journal’s editorial team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s "Outstanding Paper" and up to three “Highly Commended Papers” from the previous year (2012).

Dr. Fiorella Foscarini’s paper entitled “Understanding functions: an organizational culture perspective” published in Records Management Journal, vol. 22, 1 (pp. 20-36), was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.

Dr. Foscarini will receive an award certificate in recognition for her research at the CoLIS 8 (8th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science), in the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, from August 19-22, 2013.

“Your paper was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2012,” noted Nelli Rubante, Service Development Assistant for Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

One of the iSchool’s professors teaching in Archives, Dr. Foscarini’s paper reports the findings of a research project in which she investigated how the concepts of business function and records classification are understood by different groups of people (i.e., the creators and users of organizational records, archivists, records managers) in multiple organizations in Europe and North America.
Of the award, she says: “This means to me an endorsement of the interest in and importance of organizational culture in relation to studies of records and archives.”

“Congratulations -- this is fantastic news,” says Dean Seamus Ross. “I am pleased that you are receiving the recognition you deserve for tying together these important business functions through your investigative research.”

The paper is available to read or download until July 13, 2013.