Archive Trainees Group Meeting 03/02/11: Caroline Williams' Presentation

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Caroline's talk on the Centre for Archives and Information Studies, University of Dundee, Distance Learning, ARA and education/training

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Archive Trainees Group Meeting 03/02/11: Caroline Williams' Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>CENTRE FOR ARCHIVE AND INFORMATION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE </li></ul><ul><li>DISTANCE LEARNING </li></ul><ul><li>ARA & EDUCATION / TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>CAROLINE BROWN </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Distance Learning Programmes <ul><li>University of Wales, Aberystwyth </li></ul><ul><li>University of Dundee </li></ul><ul><li>University of Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northumbria </li></ul>
  3. 4. Courses <ul><li>Archives / Records Management </li></ul><ul><li>Records Management </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation / Information Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliation to Library / Humanities / Information Studies </li></ul>
  4. 5. Courses <ul><li>Core modules </li></ul><ul><li>Optional modules </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation </li></ul>
  5. 7. Courses <ul><li>Core modules </li></ul><ul><li>Optional modules </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation </li></ul>
  6. 8. Key features <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Study school </li></ul><ul><li>Part time (2.5-5 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track available </li></ul>
  7. 9. Students / Requirements <ul><li>Variety of backgrounds / ages </li></ul><ul><li>First degree </li></ul><ul><li>Prior experience </li></ul><ul><li>Working or volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>National / international </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul>
  8. 12. Students / Requirements <ul><li>Variety of backgrounds / ages </li></ul><ul><li>First degree </li></ul><ul><li>Prior experience </li></ul><ul><li>Working or volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>National / international </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul>
  9. 13. Distance learning <ul><li>Support and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions and group work </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  10. 19. Research <ul><li>PhD students </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>RSE Memory and Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Archival Science </li></ul><ul><li>AHRC </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancies </li></ul>
  11. 20. Continuing Professional Development <ul><li>Short courses, 7-13 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Online, distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited </li></ul>
  12. 21. ARA Accreditation <ul><li>Accreditation committee </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed criteria with FARMER </li></ul><ul><li>Full programmes and individual modules as part of programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Dundee, UCL, UCD, Glasgow, Liverpool, Aberystwyth, Northumbria </li></ul><ul><li>CILIP </li></ul>
  13. 22. Other ways to enter the profession: diversity <ul><li>Apprenticeship schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation degrees </li></ul><ul><li>National Occupational Standards and Qualification Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Archives for the 21 st Century </li></ul>
  14. 23. Archives for the 21 st Century: Workforce and Leadership Workstream <ul><li>Leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Training / CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination and sharing: TNA, MLA, LLUK, ARA, PSQG </li></ul>
  15. 24. ARA: Professional Development Committee <ul><li>Review archival education </li></ul><ul><li>Develop CPD strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Centralised training </li></ul><ul><li>New training tools </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Body of professional knowledge’ </li></ul>

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