Module Identifier ILM1620  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Mary E Ellis  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment report 2,500-3,000 words  50%
Semester Assessment report 2,500-3,000  50%

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to;

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.

Reading Lists

Core texts
British Standards Institution (2000) BS 5454 British Standards 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 3rd. London: HMC
Kitching, Christopher, Hugh Edgar and Milford I (2001) PD0024: 2001 Archival Documents: Guide to the Interpretation of BS5454: 2000: Storage and Exhibition of Archival Documents London: British Standard Institution
Kitching, C (1993) Archive Buildings in the United Kingdom 1977-92 London: HMSO
Jenkinson, H (1965) Manual of Archive Administration 2nd. London: Lund Humphries
Schellenberg. T.R (1956) Modern Archives, Principles and Techniques Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire

Archives (British Records Association)
Archives and Manuscripts
Archives and Museum Informatics
Business Archives (British Archives Council)
Journal of the Society of Archivists
National Preservation Office Journal
American Archivist


This module is at CQFW Level 7