Instructor: D. Spanner
A survey of the nature and role of archival studies as a field of information science. Comparison of archival principles and practice with those of related disciplines. Study of core archival functions, the theory and methodology for carrying out these functions, and the implementation of archival principles and methods in archival institutions.
Course Syllabi for LIS 9670L-650 (Summer 2020)
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Program Content Areas
Information Organization, Curation and Access
Managing and Working in Information Organizations
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Articulate and explain to various stakeholders the nature of archival documents, and their role in information institutions (PLLO 5);
2. Recognize how archival principles and practices relate to, but differ from, the principles and practices of other information collections (PLLO 3);
3. Understand how archival principles and practices interact with other academic disciplines; (PLLO 2);
4. Understand at a basic level the practices of acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation and promotion of archival materials (PLLO 6);
5. Engage enthusiastically in the challenging management issues in archival practice (PLLO 3).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives