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This workshop is an introductory workshop aimed at people who have been given responsibility for caring for archival collections, but who may lack the necessary skills to carry out their work in keeping with sound archival principles and practices. This workshop will assist those people in their roles, and encourage them to continue to seek training and education to underpin their activities and make them more professional. The workshop introduces archival principles of provenance, respect du fonds, arrangement & description and appraisal. It will also include some basic preservation advice.
The concept for this workshop comes from the very successful one-day ‘archival basics’ workshop which was held in conjunction with PARBICA 12 in Noumea, New Caledonia, in October 2007. Participants in Noumea came from a range of institutions, and all had varied backgrounds in terms of their education and training in archives administration. The workshop for KL is designed for a similar audience, to introduce basic concepts and procedures to people given responsibility for caring for records and archives, who may not have had much training prior to attending this workshop. It also caters for people working in related professions e.g. librarians, conservators, museum and gallery curators etc.
Overall purpose and significance of session:
This supports directly the Congress themes of ‘development’ and ‘looking to the future’ by improving the capacity of people caring for archives to do so in theoretically sound ways. This in turn supports the spread of good recordkeeping for good governance amongst archival institutions and organisations.
This workshop introduces archival principles such as original order, provenance and appraisal, and introduces practices such as arrangement and description and records sentencing. Participants will also receive basic advice and guidance on the physical care of archival collections. The workshop will cover the concepts of legal and policy frameworks in which archive institutions exist, and illustrates how good recordkeeping practices lead to the development of archives, which underpin good governance and accountability.