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On-line self-training tools

This page gives links to a selection of resources that you can use to learn the basics about archives and records management.

The Archivists’ Association of British Columbia: the Archivist's Toolkit

JISC: Records Management Info-kit

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library: Understanding Society through its Records

ARMA International: RIM Fundamentals

The Archive-Skills Consultancy: Info-bytes

ICA Dictionary on Archival Terminology

UK Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research Archival Awareness

National Archives online tutorial: Palaeography: Reading old Handwriting 1500–1800

National Archives online tutorial: Beginners’ Latin 1086–1733

University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections: Research Guidance resources
These webpages contain skills resources aimed primarily at researchers but which are equally useful for archives personnel wishing to learn or brush up on using and understanding old records or view explanations and examples of particular kinds of records.

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