Archives University of Tsukuba
After the Great East-Japan Earthquake of 2011, archivists of Japan began to engage actively in the salvage and conservation of the historically important documents. Furthermore, as a result of the enforcement of the Public Records and Archives Management Act in 2011, the Japanese government has undertaken the task of organizing and preserving public documents. This course examines the peculiar features of archival science by introducing various examples of archival institutions, archival documents and professional practices of archivists both in Japan and the Western countries, and thereby offers students fundamental notions and information on archival institutions.
(1) To gain fundamental knowledge on archives and the theory of archival science, and, thus, to understand the current issues related to archives, (2) To gain scientific knowledge regarding to preservation and conservation techniques in archives, (3) To understand the ways and approaches for using archives by taking into account diversity of archival documents.
Qualitative research competence, Media expertise, Resource expertise
Evaluation will be made on the basis of assignments given after each lecture in accordance with the course objectives (100%). The final grade will be calculated as a total of above assignment evaluations. Students will pass the course if their final evaluation is above 60% of required criteria. Assignments are evaluated in terms of the extent to which students would understand the course contents.
(1) Introduction: Archives, Archival Science, and Our Society (Baryshev) (2) Archival Documents and Records (Shirai) (3) Archival Institutions (Baryshev) (4) Archivists (Baryshev) (5) Theory and Method (Baryshev) (6) Collecting and Cataloging (Baryshev) (7) Access and Citizen Services (Shirai) (8) Digitization (Murata) (9) Globalization (Murata) (10) Legal System (Baryshev)
Online Course Requirement
Shirai Tetsuya,Baryshev Eduard,Murata Koji
-All lectures will be held online (asynchronously). Course resources will be distributed via manaba. -Submission of assignment will be understood as a sign of lecture attendance.
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