INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHIVES
MAS and Dual Students: completion of the MAS core courses
GOAL: This core course aims to provide knowledge of the role of technology in archival work, at the theoretical and pragmatic level. Through lectures, guest speaker presentations, educational visits and hands-on experience, students will gain insight into relevant technology-raised issues, and will learn what kind of technology is applied in archives. The knowledge acquired in this course complements the knowledge obtained in other required first and second-term courses, specifically, ARST 510-Archival Diplomatics, ARST 515-Arrangement and Description of Archival Documents, ARST 516-Management of Current Records, ARST 520-Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents, and ARST 587-Preservation, and it establishes a foundation for second-year elective courses, such as ARST 554-Database Design, and ARST 555-The Continuing Preservation of Electronic Records.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the role of technology in archival work.
- Differentiate among and evaluate the most commonly used types of applications in archival work.
- Discuss and demonstrate understanding of the course topics listed below:
- Technology and the Changing Landscape of Archival Work;
- Archival Functions and Technology: Digital Preservation; Acquisition; Appraisal; Disposition; Accessioning; Arrangement and Description; Online Access; Databases;
- Web and Database Design for Archival Users;
- Reference Services; Everyday Practice in Archival Work;
- Electronic Finding Aids;
- Archival Trusted Digital Repositories and Certification;
- Legislation and the Online Archival Environment;
- Records Management and Technology.