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Courses for Continuing Professional Development

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Craig Gauld <[log in to unmask]>

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Craig Gauld <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:11:21 +0000

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There are still some places left on the following accredited distance learning course offered by the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS) at the University of Dundee. The course is tutored by experts and delivered online via an interactive, fully-supported, virtual learning environment. Further details of the course are listed below. For more details and an application form please visit http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/cpd/ or contact [log in to unmask] Please note that the closing date for applications is the 11th March for prospective Masters students and the 1st April for CPD students.  Courses will begin on the 16th May.

-	Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies (15 weeks)
-	Wider Legal Frameworks (9 weeks)

Further Details:

Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies

-	Metadata standards 
-	the main metadata concepts 
-	the use of metadata for the management and retrieval of records and archive collections
-	identity, discovery and resource description
-	the main types of taxonomy available 
-	how classification systems apply to records and archival collections
-	hierarchical and faceted classification 
-	controlled vocabularies 
-	ontologies and folksonomies

Wider Legal Frameworks

-	Survey of the legal structures that impact upon the work of information professionals over and above the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts including: Access to Health Records Act 1990; Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005; human rights and the right to a private life; Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practices) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000; Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003; Official Secrets Act 1989; Prescription and Limitation Acts.


Colleagues may also be interested to note that there are still places available on the following:

-	Business Archives and Records (15 weeks)
-	Ecclesiastical Archives (9 weeks)
-	Outreach and Community Archives (15 weeks)
-	Scottish Local Government and Records (9 weeks)
-	Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in England (15 weeks)
-	Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in Scotland (15 weeks)
-	Sound and Vision: Collecting, Preserving and Managing Film, Sound and Oral History (15 weeks)

Further Details:

Business Archives and Records 

-	Business Archives and the role of the business archivist
-	History of business and the development of business records
-	Appraisal, access and making a case for business archives
-	Business archives overseas and current issues

Ecclesiastical Archives

Ecclesiastical records, their location and their use in the context of the following areas
-	The established churches: their development and location of records 
-	The non-conformist churches and the Episcopal and Catholic churches 
-	The clergy: records created, their location and use 
-	Church discipline and pastoral guidance including church courts 
-	The parish including parish registers, poor relief, education and other local activities 
-	The church fabric including plans and heritors

Outreach and Community Archives

-	The nature and role of outreach in archives and related professions 
-	Different types of outreach and promotional activities 
-	Community archives as organisations and as collections 
-	Working effectively with local groups and individuals

Scottish Local Government and Records

-	Country and parish before 1930: predecessors of the county council; county councils; education provision; the parish and the poor law; lieutenancy; militia and volunteers; special districts; sheriff courts 
-	Burgh to 1930: reform; police acts; burgh records; incorporations 
-	Developments since 1930: 1930-1975 and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947; reform in 1975; district courts; local administration 1975-1996; reform in 1996; the Scottish Parliament

Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in England

-	Introduction to family and local history sources in England 
-	Location, type and uses of records 
-	Reading and interpreting records 
-	Demography and local administration 
-	Court records, taxation and registration 
-	Ecclesiastical and diocesan records 
-	Education and poor law administration 
-	Land, property and inheritance 
-	Occupation, business and trade 
-	Maps and plans

Skills and Sources for Family and Local Historians in Scotland

-	Introduction to family and local history sources in Scotland
-	Location, type and uses of records 
-	Reading and interpreting records 
-	Local administration and records 
-	Financial and fiscal records 
-	Courts and the police 
-	Church records, education and poor relief 
-	Harbour and building records 
-	Land, property and inheritance 
-	Trade and business 
-	Families and societies


Sound and Vision: Collecting, Preserving and Managing Film, Sound and Oral History

-	Historical overview: development of cinefilm; development of video recording; sound recording; the growth and development of specialist film and sound archives 
-	Origin, development and strengths and weaknesses of oral history; conducting and managing oral history interviews
-	Management and administration: collection policies; appraisal; accessioning; cataloguing; and access in film and sound archives 
-	Preservation: physical characteristics of cinefilm; video recordings; sound recordings; handling, conservation and restoration of sound and vision media; storage; copying for preservation; data mitigation; emergency planning and disaster recovery

Best wishes

Craig

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Dr. Craig Gauld
CAIS Administrator
Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS)
School of Humanities
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
 
t +44 (0)1382 385543
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blog www.archives-records-artefacts.blogspot.com
 
** All CAIS programmes are accredited by the UK Society of Archivists **



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