Short courses on archives and records management topics are available at
the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University
College London. Courses are offered early next year in:
+ advanced preservation
+ English historical frameworks
+ English medieval archives
+ management skills
+ web publishing.
Each course is taught to students on the School's postgraduate programmes
in archives and records management, but is open to others by arrangement
with the course tutors.
For further information (including details of fees etc), or to request an
application form, please contact Kerstin Michaels <[log in to unmask]>.
Places are limited and early application is advised.
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P001 Access: principles and practice
Participants in this course will review the changing concept of access to
records and archives within the context of UK government policies,
cross-sectoral collaboration and technological developments. The course
examines the management of user services, outreach programmes, publications
and websites, archival networks, the nature and use of sources, and the
identification of user needs.
Mondays, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 10th January - 21st March 2005. Field
visits may extend into Monday afternoons; these are optional for short
Tutor: Andrew Flinn.
P002 Advanced preservation
This course is open to mid-career professionals who wish to gain greater
understanding and expertise in the field of preservation. Topics include
preservation policies, strategies and programmes; needs assessment and
evaluation of options; management of conservation work; risk management;
exhibitions and displays. Participation will help to develop understanding
of the balance between access and preservation, and the ability to make
cost-effective decisions to ensure access for future generations.
Mondays, 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m., 24th January - 21st March 2005.
Tutor: Mirjam Foot.
P010 English historical frameworks
Participants in this course will examine the history of written records in
England and the main institutions which created them. The course provides
an outline of the development of the main record-creating institutions from
the Norman Conquest to the present day, including central and local
government, churches, businesses and other non-governmental organizations
Wednesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 12th January - 23rd March 2005.
Tutor: Elizabeth Danbury.
P011 English medieval archives 1100-1500
This course provides practical training in reading, transcribing,
translating and interpreting archival documents from the 12th to the 15th
century. By the end of the course, participants will be able to read a
range of different scripts. They will also have an understanding of the
diplomatic formulae employed and the historical and legal contexts in which
the documents were produced. Before starting the course, participants will
be expected to have studied Latin to GCSE or A level standard, although
formal qualifications are not required and additional tuition in Medieval
Latin will be provided.
Mondays, 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m., and Tuesdays, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., 10th
January - 22nd March 2005.
Tutor: Elizabeth Danbury.
P021 Management skills
Participants in this introductory course will begin to acquire many of the
management skills needed by archivists and records professionals. The
course examines strategic planning, project management, performance
measurement, budgeting, costing and fundraising, marketing and human
Tuesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 11th January - 22nd March 2005.
Tutors: Elizabeth Shepherd and Lucy Gildersleeves.
P036 Web publishing
This course provides an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
and associated systems for delivering information via the Internet. Topics
include HTML markup, cascading stylesheets, images, site structuring,
visual design and user interaction. By the end of the course participants
will be able to create HTML documents and deliver them over the Web. They
will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of website design and
Fridays, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., 28th January - 18th March 2005.
Tutor: Melissa Terras.
For further details about each course, please follow the links from
Programme Director, Archives and Records Management
School of Library, Archive and Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT