Course date

30 June - 11 July, 1997
15 February, 1997
Course Director(s): 

Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Open Society Archives, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Luciana Duranti

School of Library, Archival Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Charles Kecskemeti

International Council on Archives, Paris, France

Michael Miller

Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Theo Thomassen

Rijksarchief School, the Hague, the Netherlands

The course is intended for professional archivists in the region with up to 4 years experience. Participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development by learning about current records management practices in automated office environments. They will then be able to explore the special nature and requirements of managing electronic records. In the final module they will be able to build on their knowledge and experience of traditional appraisal methods, and learn about current appraisal theory for modern records in the West. There will be a final day on archival ethics, which will enable the students to debate ethical issues which affect archivists in transition countries. The students will have the opportunity to interact with some of the leading teachers of archives methodology in the West. Proposed Curriculum June 30: "Archival English" (Trudy Huskamp Peterson)July l-2 "The Practice of Modern Records Management in the Context of Modern Office Technology' (Michael Miller, records manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC) July 3-4, July 7: "Techniques for Managing Electronic Records" (Luciana Duranti,Director, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The University of British Columbia, Canada) July 8-10: "Modern Archives Appraisal Methodology" (Theo Thomassen, Director, Rijksarchief School, Netherlands) July 11: "Archival Ethics" (Charles Kecskeméti, Secretary General, International Council on Archives, Paris, France)