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IM Training: Managing Local Authority Archives Management Course

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 11:00 AM
  • 2 Jul 2024
  • 12:30 PM


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ALGIM are running an online local authority archives management course, delivered by Kerri Siatiras.


This course will complement the material provided in the ALGIM IM Toolkit Module B6 Local Authority Archives Management Guidelines

This involves seven modules or sessions of 90 minutes each, with a workbook sent out to participants before each session.

The course covers the following:

  • defining local authority archives
  • core archival concepts and terminology
  • appraisal and sentencing (including protected records and applying disposal schedules)
  • accessioning
  • archives management policy
  • arrangements and description
  • preservation and handling
  • storage conditions
  • conservation
  • digitisation
  • digital archives
  • restriction on access
  • reference services and researchers
  • working with volunteers
  • developing an archives management programme.

Each session will be from 11.00am to 12.30pm. There will be no training Friday 28th June due to the public holiday.

  • Session 1 (17 June 2024)
  • Session 2 (19 June 2024
  • Session 3 (21 June 2024) 
  • Session 4 (24 June 2024) 
  • Session 5 (26 June 2024) 
  • Session 6 (1 July 2024) 
  • Session 7 (2 July 2024)

What you need to know: 

  • There is a maximum of eight participants.
  • We will use MS Teams as the platform.

  • You will need a microphone and a webcam.
  • You will receive an email with a link to the sessions (2-3 days before the training session is due to start).

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