Archives & Records Management (ARM) concentration

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Information for students who entered the program in September 2012 or before is available here

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About changes to the MI program as of November 2012

The information on this page incorporates changes that were made to the MI program in November 2012.  These changes apply to students who will be entering the MI program from September 2013 onward.  Students who entered the program in September 2012 or before:  please refer to the program requirements as they existed prior to the November 2012 changes here
 

About Archives & Records Management

Concentration liaison: Prof. Heather MacNeil and Prof. Fiorella Foscarini

This concentration focuses on the social, institutional, and personal practices affecting the creation, use, and re-use of recorded information.

The ARM concentration explores the multiple perspectives that inform documentary practices over time, and draws on diverse foundational disciplines, including:

  • Management theories for organizational records
  • Archival theory of arrangement and description
  • Appraisal theories and practices for diverse organizations
  • Preservation principles and technology migration management
  • History of records and record keeping

Topics include:

  • Theories and methods for capturing, classifying, managing, appraising, and preserving authentic documents and records in all media; to serve business, economic, legal, memorial, and historical needs of public and private organizations and persons
  • Changing perspectives and social contexts
  • Regimes of privacy and access
  • Intellectual property rights and conflicts
  • The role of archives and archival institutions in human rights, social justice, and memorial contestation

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Concentration requirements - effective September 2014

Two core quarter courses (0.5 FCE total):

Five required half courses (2.5 FCEs):

  1. INF1003H Information Systems, Services and Design
  2. INF1330H  Archives Concepts and Issues
  3. One of:
    • INF1331H  Archival Arrangement and Description
    • INF2186H Metadata Schemas and Applications
  4. INF2175H  Managing Organizational Records I
  5. INF2184H  Appraisal for Records Retention and Archives Acquisition

Two year course sequence (PDF format):

Strongly suggested elective courses:

  • INF2122H Digital Preservation and Curation
  • INF2308H Special Topics in Information Studies: Preservation Planning

Suggested elective courses:

  • INF2040H  Project Management
  • INF2103H  Diplomatics and Genre Theory: Understanding Forms and Functions of Traditional and Contemporary Records
  • INF2120H  Conservation and Preservation of Recorded Information
  • INF2121H  Specialized Archives
  • INF2150H  Legal Issues in Archives
  • INF2173H  Information Professional Practicum
  • INF2174H  History of Records and Record Keeping
  • INF2180H Archives: Access, Advocacy and Outreach
  • INF2189H  Managing Organizational Records II: Digital Environments
  • INF2304H  Special Topics: Trusting Records: Concepts, Methods, Perspectives
  • INF2311H  Managing Audio Visual Material
  • MSL2240H The Photographic Record

Complementary elective courses:

  • INF1230H  Management of Information Organizations
  • INF1240H  Research Methods in LIS
  • INF1320H  Knowledge Organization
  • INF1331H Archival Arrangement and Description
  • INF1341H  System Analysis and Process Innovation
  • INF1342H System Requirements and Architectural Design
  • INF1343H  Data Modeling and Database Design
  • INF2125H  Information and Culture in a Global Context
  • INF2133H  Legal Literature and Librarianship
  • INF2177H  Information Management and Systems
  • INF2186H  Metadata Schemas and Applications
  • MSL2340H  Issues in Cultural Policy and Contemporary Culture
  • MSL2370H  Museums and Cultural Heritage I: Context and Critical Issues

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Concentration requirements - effective September 2013

Two core quarter courses (0.5 FCE total):

Five required half courses (2.5 FCEs):

  1. INF1330H  Archives Concepts and Issues
  2. INF1331H  Archival Arrangement and Description
  3. INF2175H  Managing Organizational Records I
  4. INF2180H  Archives: Access, Advocacy and Outreach
  5. INF2184H  Appraisal for Records Retention and Archives Acquisition

2013-2015 Course sequence (PDF document)

Important: INF1003H Information Systems, Services and Design is strongly recommended by ARM faculty. INF1343H Data Modeling and Database Design is also recommended.

 

Strongly suggested elective courses:

  • INF2122H Digital Preservation and Curation
  • INF2308H Special Topics in Information Studies: Preservation Planning

Suggested elective courses:

  • INF2040H  Project Management
  • INF2103H  Diplomatics and Genre Theory: Understanding Forms and Functions of Traditional and Contemporary Records
  • INF2120H  Conservation and Preservation of Recorded Information
  • INF2121H  Specialized Archives
  • INF2150H  Legal Issues in Archives
  • INF2173H  Information Professional Practicum
  • INF2174H  History of Records and Record Keeping
  • INF2189H  Managing Organizational Records II: Digital Environments
  • INF2304H  Special Topics: Trusting Records: Concepts, Methods, Perspectives
  • INF2311H  Managing Audio Visual Material
  • MSL2240H The Photographic Record

Complementary elective courses:

  • INF1230H  Management of Information Organizations
  • INF1240H  Research Methods in LIS
  • INF1320H  Knowledge Organization
  • INF1341H  System Analysis and Process Innovation
  • INF1342H System Requirements and Architectural Design
  • INF1343H  Data Modeling and Database Design
  • INF2125H  Information and Culture in a Global Context
  • INF2133H  Legal Literature and Librarianship
  • INF2177H  Information Management and Systems
  • INF2186H  Metadata Schemas and Applications
  • MSL2340H  Issues in Cultural Policy and Contemporary Culture
  • MSL2370H  Museums and Cultural Heritage I: Context and Critical Issues