Introduction to Archival Principles, Practices and Services


Introduces students to the principles of archival work and practice. Students articulate an intellectual framework for identifying, describing, and evaluating archival records, documents and materials. They learn the principles, concepts and methods used in archival appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, reference and outreach, access and advocacy. This course also introduces students to the history of the archival profession and the value of archival records and repositories in society.

This course may be applied toward earning the Certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services or the Certificate in Digital Curation.

Offered in fall and spring. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.

Course Number: 
LIS 775