Introduction to Archives Training Course in New Plymouth

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The Community Archives Team within Archives NZ is running a Introduction to Archives Training Course in New Plymouth on the 22 – 23 March 2012.

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 is intended for people who work in Archives, Museums, Libraries, Businesses, Community, Maori and iwi groups who want to learn more about the care and management of archives. This course is not suitable for government employees as it does not cover requirements under the Public Records Act.

The presenters are highly qualified, very experienced and recognised experts within the archives environment.

The training programme has the following principal aims:

  • Ensure that participants have an excellent understanding of the requirements for preserving their collection and records of high value.
  • Participants to become part of a larger network of the archival community where they can get assistance and support with their collections.
  • Encourage participants to share their experiences and information for the benefit of other participants within the archival community.
  • To promote the concept of archives as a tool for preserving history for the benefit of future generations.
  • To facilitate dialogue amongst the participants on the key issues facing community organisations in relation to the preservation of collections and records of high value.

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

For further information please contact Tikina Heremia (04)894 6023 or on Email: community@archives.govt.nz

Please pass on to your networks.

Kind Regards

Tikina

The Community Archive Team
Archives NZ
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
Direct Dial 04 894 6023
Email community@dia.govt.nz
www.thecommunityarchives.org.nz

 

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