Module Identifier IL34310  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Mary E Ellis  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Practical   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay of 2 - 2500 words  50%
Semester Assessment Report / Practical exercise equivalent to 2500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

The module should enable students to:

Brief description

The module is intended to provide a broad introduction to the management of archives for students who may never previously have encountered archives, or had experience of work in an archive repository. It examines the principles of archive administration and the nature of archives and considers the management of archive services in a variety of organisations.
In particular, the nature of archival material, UK legislative provisions and professional standards and guidelines, archive management in relation to the storage and preservation of archives etc. The processing of archive collections will also be dealt with from acquisition and appraisal, to sorting and arranging and the preparation of finding aids. A substantial part of the course examines the impact of IT and the internet on archives and archive services

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Preliminary Reading
Kitching, C (1996) Archives, the very essence of our heritage Chichester: Phillimore
** Recommended Consultation
Core text
Judith Ellis (ed) (1993) Keeping Archives Port Melbourne: Thorpe in Association with Australian Society of Archivists

Additional topic reading will be available


This module is at CQFW Level 6