The Archives New Zealand Introduction to Archives training course aims to provide participants with the basic requirements for preserving records and archives that are of high importance to businesses, whanau or community. The course 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 archives and records of high value. The course will encourage the sharing of experiences and information and facilitate dialogue on the key issues facing community organisations in relation to the preservation of archives 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:
- Where Do I Begin? Finding a suitable space, Environment, Storage
- Understanding Policy, Acquisition, Appraisal
- Accessioning / Arrangement & Description
- Provision of 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 the course here
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information if required.
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation.