ARST 596 – BCIT Archives


  • BCIT Archives



3700 Willingdon Avenue
SE14 – 311
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Name: Cindy McLellan
Phone: (604) 456-1276

Purpose of the project:

To complete some Arrangement and Description work in the BCIT Archives.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:

There will be a selection of priority projects to choose from. The Professional Experience student will choose one, create an arrangement plan to discuss with the Archivist, and then create an I-SAD(G)-compliant description. Higher levels will be written in AtoM and a spreadsheet of files and items will be created and then checked and uploaded by the Archivist.

Optional activities:

  • Digitize some materials as appropriate and as time allows
  • Create a blog post or series of blog posts for the BCIT Library blog about your experience

Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:

On site presence required. Professional multi-level I-SAD(G)-compliant descriptions.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised:

  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)

Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?

  • No deadline

Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite:

Required: Completion of: ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials (required).
Enrolment in: ARST 545: Advanced Arrangement & Description (desired, concurrent okay).

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.