I Just want to set the World On Fire with Records (A Law and Ethics Case Study)

Learning Objectives Students will be able to describe the ethical considerations given a particular situation. Students will be able to explain their course of actions and potential consequences of those actions. Scenario You’re a reference archivist at an institution that collects political paper collections. A journalist from a gossip website has asked to see portions […]

That’s the Way the boxes Tumble (An Arrangement and Description Case Study)

Learning Objectives Explain how provenance and original order are useful for organizing records. Describe principles of hierarchical levels of arrangement. Define structure units: fonds, collection, record group, series, subseries, filing unit, item, “component.”” Scenario You’re a new archivist at Zeta University in the processing department. You’ve been assigned to review and arrange three new collections […]