Russell has posted a strong rebuttal of the some of the points that Steve made in the comments on one of my posts (reproduced below). In his post (as in his previous one) Russell makes the case that the balance between user access and the preservation of the record has to be on the side of preservation and that as a profession we must be careful to maintain the integrity of the record as we adopt Web 2.0 technologies.

Russell highlights a key aspect of the archives/RM 2.0 debate that must be considered as definitions of archives and records management 2.0 are developed. Are we simply talking about understanding the information in these systems and capturing it as part of the record or is our discussion broader than that as the manifestos would seem to suggest? Where should our efforts be focussed?

EDIT: Steve has provided a response to Russell's rebuttal in the comments on Russell's post.