Course date

2 July - 12 July, 1996
Application deadline
15 February, 1996
Course Director(s): 

Trudy Huskamp Peterson

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

Gabriella Albrecht-Kunszegi

Hungarian National Archives, Conservation, Budapest, Hungary

Thomas E. Brown

Archival Services, Center for Electronic Records, US National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., USA

Helen Forde

ICA Committee on Preservation of Archival Materials, Paris, France

Christopher Kitching

International Council on Archives, Commission on Descriptive Standards, Paris, France

Dena Schoen

OSI Archives, Budapest, Hungary
This two-week course will consist of two parts:
Week 1: Introduction to the history of archives, theory and principles; description of records, the emerging international standards, electronic access; managing a preservation program, disaster planning; visit to the Hungarian National Archives, roundtable discussion of trends in Central and East European archives.
Week 2: Access to records, balancing privacy, protectible interests of governments, protection of business information, user needs, reference service, principles and practices; managing electronic records, introduction to electronic preservation and access; archival ethics and professional standards, roundtable discussion of the profession of archivist in Central and Eastern Europe.