Arrangement and Description
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
There are principles and practices of acquiring, arranging and describing archival records in all media. Students are introduced to the concepts of micro and macro appraisal, reappraisal, and rules for archival description, strategies and procedures for processing archival records and for the creation of finding aids. The use of automation in the arrangement and description of archival records is also covered. Case studies are used to illustrate the different approaches utilized when working on public and private records, as well as to illustrate special issues related to the processing of media records.