Archives studies for librarians?
March 17, 2017 11:22 AM   Subscribe

I'm a law librarian (MLIS) interested in learning more about archival practices, particularly with regard to organization and taxonomies, and preservation issues to a lesser extent.

Are there any online courses (paid is fine; free is better) or materials out there that MeFi archivists would recommend? I don't seem to be having much luck.
posted by orrnyereg to Education (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
IANAA, but what about Library Juice Academy? (I could stand to learn some of this for my work and have considered e.g. their Introduction to Archives Administration and Management.)
posted by clavicle at 11:54 AM on March 17, 2017

The Archives Association of British Columbia provides links and resources on a wide variety of archival subjects: Archivist's Toolkit
posted by matthewfells at 7:12 AM on March 18, 2017

The Society of American Archivists have a robust continuing ed program (and UT Austin has a bunch of online courses as well), some online/webinars, some in-person classes:
posted by mollymillions at 5:12 PM on March 18, 2017

This would be very much not free, but Drexel University has an online post-Masters certificate in Archival Studies that you could knock out in under six months if you took two classes at a time (four classes total, 10 week quarters rather than semesters).
posted by helloimjennsco at 11:19 AM on March 20, 2017

I thought the Connecting To Collections Care webinars and resource lists were pretty decent, though it's been a while since I reviewed them. I believe they were free, too -- they did require registration, but I don't remember a cost. (Sorry if that's no longer the case.)
posted by pepper bird at 7:34 PM on March 20, 2017

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