ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
This 5-day course addresses the need for the provision of training and development in the archives and records management sector. There are growing numbers of workers who need learn the basic skills in this area of specialisation.
One of the key elements of good governance for organisations is sound record keeping. In light of this, the course will go a long way to ensuring this takes place by providing the necessary knowledge and skills needed. Archival institutions select, preserve, and make their records accessible for a number of reasons, including legal, financial, and administrative purposes.
This course will provide a vehicle through which to develop competent archive and records administrators and people who can stay abreast with the ever-changing and dynamic environment in which archiving and record keeping takes place.
Upon successful completion of this course the participants should be able to:
- Describe the connections between libraries, archives and records management;
- Plan and implement a program for records generation and control; records retrieval and systems, and records retention scheduling and design;
- Evaluate the selection and use of records centers;
- Plan and implement records protection and vital records programs and corporate disaster plans;
- Plan and implement programs with consideration to general management concerns
- Understand the nature of electronic records
- Understand the impact automation has had on archival theory and documentation practice