ARST 596: BCIT Archives – School of Business

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2016-73. Please include a resume, cover letter (optional)

Purpose of the project:
  The purpose of the project is to provide access to the records of the BCIT School of Business through arrangement and description.
There are other projects that I would consider letting a student work on. Feel free to contact me.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
  The student will assess the accessions from the School of Business. Under the guidance of the Archivist she will prioritize the records to be arranged and described. Then she will rehouse the records, arrange the records and create archival descriptions in AtoM. This is a traditional arrangement and description project. This project is great for someone itching to get some experience with AtoM and with arrangement and description. The student will use the BCIT Archives AtoM Guidelines, work directly editing in AtoM and have the opportunity to upload spreadsheets of file and item level descriptions. There will be an opportunity to contribute to the BCIT Library blog; That’s so library.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
  The student will gain experience arranging and describing archival records. The student will gain practical experience working with AtoM.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
  ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials (pre-requisite)
ARST 545 Advanced Arrangement and Description of Archival Documents (pre-requisite or co-requisite would be nice)

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