INF 389J - Appraisal and Selection of Records, Spring 2019, unique #27650 - Home
Instructor: Dr. Patricia K. GallowayCourse Meeting Times
Monday, 12:00-3:00 P.M.
1) What is the traditional theoretical basis for appraisal of archival materials, both records and manuscripts, and the social setting for its emergence?
2) What were the effects of the shift to a "documentation strategy" as social history gained importance after the 1960s in the US and elsewhere?
3) What differences are there in appraising personal as opposed to organizational records (or collecting archives vs institutional archives appraisal--in this area we will think about what I am calling "advocacy appraisal")?
4) What are the changes implied and entailed by electronic records in both organizational and personal arenas?
5) What have been the impacts of changes in archival practice on the structure of the archival record?
Students will participate in class appraisal exercises and investigate appraisal practices in existing archives to discover what kinds of appraisal decisions are made in real-world environments, what constraints lead to such decisions, and how (and when and hopefully if!) archivists document their appraisal decisions.
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Professor: Dr. Patricia K. Galloway