Introduction to Archives Management 

1-2 December 2012 , 
Archives New Zealand, 10 Mulgrave Street, Central Wellington
Wellington  , Wellington 
$110 incl GST

Where and how to start with archives management


This course introduces you to the key requirements of preserving your collection of records that are of high importance to you and your community. It promotes the concept of archives as a tool for preserving history for the benefit of future generations.

Participants will be able to develop an excellent understanding of the requirements for preserving their collection and records of high value. The course will encourage the sharing of experiences and information and facilitate dialoge on the key issues facing community organisations in relation to the preservation of collections and records of high value. Opportunities are provided to connect to a larger archival community network in order to obtain assistance and support.

This course is intended for people who work in Archives, Museums, Libraries, Businesses, iwi Māori, sports and other community clubs and organisations,  who want to learn more about the care and management of archives. It is not suitable for government employees as it does not cover requirements under the Public Records Act 2005.
The course will cover things like:

- Where Do I Begin? Finding a suitable space, Environment, Storage
Getting an understanding about Policies, Acquisition, Appraisal
Learn about Accessioning / Arrangement & Description
Providing access and working with researchers
Basic Care and Handling
Collecting and Managing Oral History
Things you need to know about digitisation
Sources of Funding for your Archives

Register for this course here