15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: None


Aims/Description: The module aims to prepare students for professional work in two related disciplines: archives management and records management. Students will develop their knowledge of archives and records management by being introduced to key issues and theories in the context of acrhives and records management in a changing environment. Topics include: best practice in and archives records management, retention and disposal schemes, preservation, electronic records, standards, classification schemes and file plans. Students will also develop research skills: (1) enabling them to search archives, record and special collections to aid them in answering research questions; and (2) they will also develop oral history techniques, giving them the skills in gathering archival material.

Restrictions on availability: Students on Information Studies programmes only.

Staff Contact: Dr Andrew Cox
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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