Course Description

LIS 9670L-001 (Summer 2022)   Introduction to Archives Administration

Instructor: D. Spanner

Course Description
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.

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information Organization, Curation and Access
Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Learning Outcomes

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 Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives