Archives Concepts and Practice
Get up to date with modern approaches to archives management. Keep account of relevant principles and standards. See how you stack up assessing the storage needs of an organisation. Learn about academic and business communication language
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- define archival principles and concepts
- describe how social and technological change impacts on the application of archival principles and concepts in practice
- analyse archival documentation and explain the role it plays in accountability, evidentiality and authenticity
- explain the purpose of identifying and including diverse community perspectives in the creation and management of archives
- evaluate archival tools using Australian and international standards.
- Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline.
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
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This subject introduces students to the theory and practice of archives and the archival profession. In this subject, students examine key archival principles and practices and their application in Australian and international regulatory frameworks, standards, and policies. A key focus in this subject includes a critical examination of archives and archival work as instruments and facilitators of power, accountability, identity, memory and social justice.
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- Test (15%)
- Exercise (35%)
- Project (50%)