Recordskeeping Theory and History
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Arhiivinduse teooria ja ajalugu
Course title in English
Recordskeeping Theory and History
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce the necessary principals of archival practice and activities, including arrangement, record keeping, long-term preservation and access to documents using either traditional or new, digital technologies.
Brief description of the course
The theoretical aspect considers the basics of the arrangement of documents and archives as an integrated set of documents. All kinds of aspects of preservation strategies and guidelines, archival processing and management are discussed. An introduction to the main use of systems of rules as the basics for work with archival documents. The history of archives and their management considers the overview of different stages of development and classification. Besides Estonian archives, the Nordic, Western European and North American analogues are discussed.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
By the end of this course the student should be able:
To use an acquired knowledge to become proficient in archiving history and theory;
To use knowledge in professional activities.
L. Aarma PhD