Module Identifier DSM3420  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Mary E Ellis  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report approximately 2,500 - 3,000 words  50%
Semester Assessment Report approximatley 2,500 -3,000 words  50%

Learning outcomes

After completing this module students should be able to:

Brief description

This module is intended 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 which 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.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
British Standards Institution (2000) BS 5454 British Standard Recommendations for Storage and Exhibition of Archival Documents London : BSI
Ellis, J (ed) (1993) Keeping Archives 2nd. Port Melbourne: Thorpe in association with the Australian Society of Archivists
Historical Manuscripts Commission (2001) Standard for Record Repositories. Available electronically at : 3rd. London: HMC
Kitching, Christopher, Hugh Edgar and Ian Milford (2001) PD 0024: 2001 Archival Documents: Guide to the Interpretation of BS 5454 : 2000 Storage and Exhibition of Archival Documents London : British Standard Institution
** Recommended Consultation
Kitching, C. (1993) Archive Buildings in the United Kingdom 1977-92 London : HMSO
** Essential Reading
Jenkinson, H. (1965) Manual of Archive Administration 2nd. London : Lund Humphries 1965 (1966 printing)
Schellenberg, T.T. (1956) Modern Archives, Principles and Techniques Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire


This module is at CQFW Level 7