Although they have much in common with librarians,records managers, and museum staff, archivistsmust use different practices to protect theintegrity of historical records. A strong archivesprogram puts into practice long-standing archivalprinciples. What are those principles and how doyou implement them? This workshop provides anoverview of basic archival functions, includingappraisal and accessioning, arrangement anddescription, preservation, and reference. In this workshop you’ll:
Who should attend?
- Learn archives and historical records terminologyand get an overview of the bodyof knowledge needed, ethical responsibilities,and resources for continuing professionaldevelopment;
- Learn the principles of archival organization and functions: Provenance, respect de fonds, and original order;
- Find out about core policy statements, professional standards, and best practices, and learn how to evaluate your current program and determine needed improvements;
- Develop the knowledge base needed to make choices for balancing access to and preservation of historical records and holdings; and
- Gain a greater understanding of the role of the archives in fulfilling the mission of the institution.
Librarians, records managers, museum staff, and administrators who have responsibility for archival records but little or no archives training. Attendance is limited to 35.Give feedback on this session