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ALGIM Training Session: Managing Local Authority Archives Management Course

  • 15 Jul 2024
  • 11:00 AM
  • 29 Jul 2024
  • 12:30 PM


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.

About our presenter Kerri Siatiras, Siatiras Consulting 

Kerri is an independent information and records management consultant with extensive experience as both a practitioner and consultant. Kerri was an owner and consultant with the successful independent consulting firm SWIM Ltd for 15 years during which time she helped develop the IM Toolkit with ALGIM. Kerri has continued her ongoing close association with ALGIM and the local authority sector through training and consulting services.

Online sessions – all run from 11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Session 1 – 15th July 2024
  • Session 2 – 17th July 2024
  • Session 3 – 19th July 2024
  • Session 4 – 22nd July 2024
  • Session 5 – 24th July 2024
  • Session 6 – 26th July 2024
  • Session 7 – 29th July 2024

Course Topics

  • 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

What you need to know

  • We will use Microsoft Teams as the platform.
  • Each participant will need a microphone and a webcam.
  • The maximum number of attendees will be eight.
  • Each participant will receive an email with a link to each session 2-3 days prior to the training date.
  • We recommend you log in ten minutes before the training session starts to ensure that you can hear and see everything.

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