Arrangement and Description of Archival Collections

$200.00

Dates: May 2 - May 29

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course covers the theories and methods used by archivists to establish physical and intellectual control over archival records. This includes keeping comprehensive accession files, provenance research, setting priorities for processing, and identifying common arrangement systems for different types of collections and formats. We will also look at finding aids, descriptive standards and what types of databases and tools are available to catalog and share the archives collections. Learning objectives: - Comprehend the need to establish excellent physical and intellectual control over archival records -Understand the history and theories regarding standard arrangement and description in the archival community - Demonstrate the standards involved in arranging and describing archival collections -Apply the best practices for providing access and outreach for the archives

This course covers the theories and methods used by archivists to establish physical and intellectual control over archival records. This includes keeping comprehensive accession files, provenance research, setting priorities for processing, and identifying common arrangement systems for different types of collections and formats. We will also look at finding aids, descriptive standards and what types of databases and tools are available to catalog and share the archives collections. Learning objectives:

  • Comprehend the need to establish excellent physical and intellectual control over archival records
  • Understand the history and theories regarding standard arrangement and description in the archival community
  • Demonstrate the standards involved in arranging and describing archival collections
  • Apply the best practices for providing access and outreach for the archives
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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course covers the theories and methods used by archivists to establish physical and intellectual control over archival records. This includes keeping comprehensive accession files, provenance research, setting priorities for processing, and identifying common arrangement systems for different types of collections and formats. We will also look at finding aids, descriptive standards and what types of databases and tools are available to catalog and share the archives collections. Learning objectives: Comprehend the need to establish excellent physical and intellectual control over archival records; Understand the history and theories regarding standard arrangement and description in the archival community; Demonstrate the standards involved in arranging and describing archival collections; Apply the best practices for providing access and outreach for the archives.

Carey Stumm

Carey StummCarey Stumm is an Archivist at the National Archives and Adjunct Professor at Queens College. She has worked in archives and museums for over 20 years. Past experience includes Digital Collection Librarian at Experience Music Project, Registrar and Collection Assistant at Museum of the Moving Image, Archivist and Collection Manager at New York Transit Museum, Collection Coordinator at Coney Island Museum.

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