Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Archive Management: Archive Services
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment report  2,500-3,000  50%
Semester Assessment report  2,500-3,000 words  50%

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to;

  • define the nature of archives
  • list the major considerations to be taken into account in planning, designing and managing an archive building;
  • discuss archive preservation and conservation management;
  • discuss issues associated with access and outreach;
  • describe the current government policy and initiatives towards archives

Brief description

This module is inetended to introduce you to the nature of archives, to the history and development of the pattern of archive keeping in the UK, and to the current legislative and strategic frame within archive services operate. It also considers the issues associated with the design and management of archive buildings and storage, preservation, conservation and access which taken together constitute the "physical defence" of archives.


This module is at CQFW Level 7