Archival Arrangement and Description Explained (London)

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Venue: London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57–58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS   Location map
Cost: £180.00 per participant (incl. VAT at 20%)   Apply online

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Archival Arrangement and Description Explained is facilitated and presented by Margaret Crockett and Janet Foster, Directors of the Archive-Skills Consultancy. The course, based on previous description training offered by the partnership, has been reviewed and revised. It combines presentations, facilitated discussion and workshops to ensure an interesting and relaxed learning environment. This course provides an in-depth introduction to modern archival description techniques and strategies. It is a highly participative development opportunity which also provides an occasion for networking with others in similar situations. It is suitable for a range of archive and records management staff, including those who are new to the area and those who wish to update their skills.

The course fee includes the course handbook with supporting notes and useful sources for further information. The fee also includes lunch (with vegetarian option; please let the directors know if you have any other special dietary needs) and tea and coffee.


9.30Registration and coffee
9.45Challenges of describing archives: terminology and concepts (facilitated discussion)
10.30Archival arrangement (presentation)
11.30Arrangement workshop
12.15Describing archives (presentation)
1.45Description exercise
2.30Overview of the standards for archival description
3.30Using the standards (exercise)

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of archival arrangement and description
  • Identify the main elements required to manage a range of archival processing projects
  • Access and use archival description standards
  • Use archival arrangement techniques

Application form

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