Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical Visit to local services
Seminars / Tutorials 2 Hours.
Other Tutor use of VLE to support module


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report (3,000 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Essay (3,000 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report (3,000 words)  Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course elements in line with the learning outcomes of the original assignments  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay (3,000 words)  Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course elements in line with the learning outcomes of the original assignments  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Outline the functions of an archive, special collections department or local studies service

  • Discuss the delivery of the core functions of an archive, special collections department, or local studies service within a specific cultural context

* Evaluate how such services conform to best practice

*Identify, and critically engage with, a range of secondary materials (articles, books, web-based resources) from up to date professional literature

* Critically examine the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline

* Discuss how current professional theory relates to professional practice as appropriate

Brief description

This module will enable students to understand the nature of archive, special collections and local studies material, make arrangements for the preservation and long-term care of collections, process and catalogue material effectively, and to provide for innovative access and develop outreach strategies for such collections.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Seminar discussion and discussion with external professionals during visits
Improving own Learning and Performance Developing confidence in oral discussion and debate through seminar contribution and presentations Developing confidence in written work and responding to previous feedback kills.
Information Technology Contributions to online forums and use of VLE to support studies. Through the word processing of assignments and databases used to locate material for seminars and assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Learning about the principles of a specialist field and networking within the profession.
Problem solving Critical interpretation of assignment questions.
Research skills Students will be required to identify and locate relevant academic and professional literature for their assignments and for the seminar discussions
Subject Specific Skills Professional skills in the theory and practice of the management of archives will be developed.
Team work N/A


This module is at CQFW Level 6