INFO 6800 (Winter 2013) Week One: Introduction

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Slides for week one of INFO 6800 Archives course (January 7, 2013)

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  • INFO 6800 - Archives Introductions Syllabus Assignments Basic concepts and core functionswww.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1998-08-06January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 1
  • Course Syllabus SIM website www.sim.management.dal.ca/courses Course Blackboard site www.dal.ca/blackboard Course website www.info6800.wordpress.comJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 2
  • Reading List Classics Available on Blackboard and Zotero! Guides, Recent Manuals, Literature etc.January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 3
  • Course Themes Archives and the Redefining Internet Provenance Funding and EthnographicResource Allocation ArchivesJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 4
  • Assignments Neptune Participation Theatre Bibliography Seminar or Presentation Evaluation Appraisal ReportJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 5
  • What is an archives? ArchivesJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 6
  • What is an archives?An archives works to acquire, preserve andmake available material collected underthe terms of a particular mandate -whether that be to document a communityor business, to reflect government policies,or many other reasonsAssociation of Canadian Archivists (2005)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 7
  • What is an archives?The division within an organizationresponsible for maintaining theorganizations records of enduring value.An organization that collects the records ofindividuals, families, or otherorganizations; a collecting archives.Society of American Archivists, 2005January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 8
  • What do archivists do?www.suggesteddonation.comJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 9
  • What do archivists do?Archivists work as part of government,corporations, museums, libraries, historicalsocieties, and many other groups, tocontrol and preserve the recorded memoryof these organizations.Association of Canadian Archivists (2004)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 10
  • What do archivists do?An individual responsible for appraising,acquiring, arranging, describing,preserving, and providing access to recordsof enduring value, according to theprinciples of provenance, original order,and collective control to protect thematerials authenticity and context.Society of American Archivists (2005)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 11
  • What do archivists do? Acquisitions Appraisal Arrangement and Description (Processing) Preservation Core Functions Access Outreach Management (Budget, staffing, planning, etc.)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 12
  • How are archives organized? ArchivesJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 13
  • How are archives organized? Oversized Materials Stacks Stacks Stacks Audiovisual Materials PhotographsJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 14
  • How are archives organized?Film reels at Dalhousie University ArchivesJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 15
  • How are archives organized?Respect des fonds The principle that therecords of a person of a person, family orcorporate body must be kept together intheir original order, if it exists or has beenmaintained, and not be mixed orcombined with the records of anotherindividual or corporate body.Bureau of Canadian Archivists (1990)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 16
  • How are archives organized?Fonds The whole of the documents,regardless of form or medium,automatically and organically createdand/or accumulated and used by aparticular individual, family, or corporatebody in the course of that creatorsactivities or functions.Bureau of Canadian Archivists (1990)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 17
  • How are archives organized?Provenance The person(s), family(families), or corporate body (bodies) thatcreated and/or accumulated and usedrecords in the conduct of personal orbusiness life.Bureau of Canadian Archivists (1990)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 18
  • How are archives organized? Fonds Fonds Fonds Fonds Fonds Collection Fonds Fonds Fonds Collection Fonds FondsJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 19
  • How are fonds organized? Series Series Series Series Series Sous-Fonds Series Series Series Sous-Fonds Fonds FondsJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 20
  • How are fonds organized? Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Series Series Series Series Series Sub Sub Series Series Series Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Series Series Series Series Series Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Series Series Series Series SeriesJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 21
  • How are fonds organized? File File File File File File File File File Series File File File File File File File File File File File File File File File FileJanuary 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 22
  • Item Item Item ItemJanuary 7, 2013 Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Series Item Item ItemINFO 6800 Archives Week One Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item Item How are fonds organized? Item Item Item Item23 Item Item Item Item
  • How are fonds organized?ISAD(G), International Council on Archives (2000)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 24
  • How are fonds organized?Council of Nova Scotia Archives (2005)January 7, 2013 INFO 6800 Archives Week One 25
  • How are fonds organized? Correspondence Box 1, Folder 3 Photographs Photo Box 3, Folder 9 Blueprints Oversized File 27 Film reel Canister 429Januar