Intermediate Archives

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Course Details
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Target Audience: 
Any staff that has been working with archival collections on a very basic level or those who want more information on how to better describe collections to assist their patrons.
Course Description

The class takes students beyond basic archival processing guidelines to address how to deal with specific types of items found in collections such as newspaper clippings and post-it notes. This class will take a more specific look at the description of items and folders. Both Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) will be explored more in depth to help students create better finding aids.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this class, the student should be able to:

  • Process different types of materials often found in collections;
  • Accurately describe items found in collections;
  • Use EAD and DACs to create better finding aids;
  • Integrate preservation practices while working with collections;

Amigos "Introduction to Archival Practice" class

Homework Expectations
  • There will be one outside reading and one final assignment
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of four 1-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
Gina Minks -
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