Organising Family Archives
המועצה הבינלאומית לארכיונים מציעה קורס מקוון לארגון הארכיון המשפחתי, הפתוח לקהל הרחב. תודה לדודו אמיתי, יו"ר איגוד הארכיונאים הישראלי, שהביא את הדבר לידיעתנו.
If you have collected or inherited papers and photographs that document your family and want to ensure that they can be understood and used by future generations, this is the course for you!
Founded in 1948 under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Council on Archives (ICA) is the international Non-Governmental Organization that represents archive institutions and professionals. Its mission is to promote the effective management of archives and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage.
Today ICA is launching its new online learning course "Organising Family Archives" to a wider audience. It is specially designed to provide simple and practical guidance to anyone responsible for looking after this precious family heritage.
The course explores taking care of family archives, covering what they are, how to organise and list them, how to package and look after them so that they are properly preserved, what should be kept and what can be discarded, the particular requirements for ensuring computer records will be accessible and readable in the future, how to create digital copies to share with family members and planning your project to identify, document and preserve the family archives. There are also references to useful resources.
This training, aimed at a wide audience, has been specifically developed by Margaret Crockett, ICA’s Training Officer, who is a qualified archivist and consultant with experience in providing support and guidance in looking after personal or organisational archives to those new to the field.