Archival Management


Jackie R. Esposito


Penn State



At the completion of this course a student should be able to:

  • understand archival theories and applications including appraisal, acquisition and accessioning, arrangement and description, public reference services, legal and policy issues, and preservation
  • understand current issues and challenges effecting the archives profession and its managers
  • understand the importance of records in the information age and the role of records management as a tool and function of an archives program
  • understand new information technologies and the impact electronic records management and digital preservation are having on the profession
  • encourage students to begin thinking critically about strategies for managing the archival record in the 21st century

Required Textbook:

Hunter, G.S. 2003. Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:


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