Introduction to Archival Practice Distance Education course
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Introduction to Archival Practice


Registration: February 3 - March 16, 2020

Course duration:  April 20 - June 29, 2020

Using Laura Millar's award-winning publication Archives: Principles and Practices, students will be introduced to archival terminology & theory, best practices for managing archival records, copyright & privacy, ethics, and preserving electronic records. This course will benefit those who are new to archives, as well as staff or volunteers working in libraries, museums, records management, local government, administration, art galleries or non-profit institutions that have archival records in their holdings and would like to learn more about them.

Topics for the modules include:

Module 1.      What are Archives   

Module 2.      Archival Institutions and the Role of the Archivist         

Module 3.      Fundamental Principles of Archives

Module 4.      Appraisal and Acquisition

Module 5.      Arrangement and Description

Module 6.      Making Archives Available

Module 7.      Preservation and the Digital World

Students will receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading (where applicable), self-study questions, and projects.  Self-study questions and projects will be submitted to the instructor for evaluation. Upon submitting all of the assignments within the allotted time, students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Students can expect to work about 10-12 hours per week on readings and assignments for the duration of the course.


Instructor:  Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Service Coordinator,

Cost: AABC member $350 (CAD) / Non-member $500 (CAD); plus the cost of course textbook

Limit: 30 participants


Laura Millar. Archives: Principles and Practices (Neal-Schuman, 2nd ed; 2017)

  • Note: students will receive textbook ordering details once they register for the course. 
Date & Time: Apr 20, 2020 12:00 AM to
Jun 29, 2020 11:59 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]


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