Checking date: 19/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Archives and records management in the digital environment
Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (Plan: 500 - Estudio: 335)

Coordinating teacher: JUAREZ VALERO, EDUARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Archival Science
The essential objective of the course is to put the student in the context of document management in the digital environment. For this, in addition to the processes of knowing the specific regulations and the essentials of technical management of documents and archives, students will be presented with the possibility of facing risk situations and decision-making in complex moments of the administration and management of documentary funds in environments hybrid and purely digital. The deficient adaptation of management systems to a new virtual, electronic and, by extension, digital reality, entails the need, therefore, to know both environments and achieve maximum efficiency in whatever situation it is to, ultimately, comply with the essential objective of whatever the fund, will act as document managers.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
UNIT 1: RECORDS MANAGEMENT IN THE STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATIONS: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 1. Basics of Archival Science and Records Management. 2. Components and processes of a Record Management System. Theory of Vital Cycle. 3. Capture and registry of records. Processes of creation and use of archival records. 4. Half active records. Identification, classification, order. Appraisal and disposal. 5. Archival description: concept, evolution and terminology. 6. Archival Description Rules: ISAD (G), ISAAR (CPF), ISDF, ISDIAH. UNIT 2: DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF E-RECORDS AND E-ARCHIVES 5. Models of Record Management Sytems. Introduction to E-Records management 6. Components and processes of a Electronic Record Management System. 7. Capture and registry 8. Description and classification 9. Appraisal and disposal UNIT 3: DESCRIPTION AND DIFFUSION OF E-RECORDS 10. Description rules: EAD and EAC. Context, origin, development. 11. Other models of electronic records description metadata. 12. Planning description in the electronic archive: storage plattforms and repositories. 13. Information diffusion: internal/external, marketing and communication. Applications.
Learning activities and methodology
Explanations by the professor in the classroom in which the main concepts and subjects will be developed. Special bibliography to complement items will be also provided. Critical readings of recommended texts to discuss in the classroom and enforce knowledge. Resolution of practical cases (single or in small groups) Daily intervention in the digital forum of the subject. Special works or reports (single or in group) The estimated number of working hours for 6 ECTS is about 180.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • . Information and library services, archive services and records management [Recurso electrónico]. Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) . 2008
  • Alberch, Ramón.. Manual d'arxivística i gestió documental. Associació de Arxivers de Catalunya. 2009
  • Bailey, Steve. Managing the Crowd : Rethinking Records Management for the Web 2.0 World . Facet. 2008
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.