ARST 596 – University of British Columbia Archives

University of British Columbia Archives

1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Name: Alan Doyle

Purpose of the project:
The project is a review of active records and archival material in the Department of Anthropology, including records of the former relationship and shared recordkeeping with the Department of Sociology.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
The project will involve consultation with various staff and faculty members, a survey of records, identification of archival material, as well as records that have met their retention requirements and should be destroyed. The student will make recommendations for how records are to be destroyed, retained, and archives, as appropriate.

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

The end result, for the host, will be unit approved record keeping in compliance with UBC Record Schedules. In addition, the unit will have identified existing and future archival material and established a transfer protocol with the University Archives. Finally, the destruction of paper records that have met their retention requirements, and the potential off-site storage of long term records at Library PARC (if required).

The student will gain experience consulting with a diverse group of staff/faculty, will make professional recommendations on destruction and preservation steps, will identify silos and problems with record keeping, and will make a final presentation of their work to the Department Head and Administrator which will aid the unit in meeting compliance with the UBC Record Schedules.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised:

  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)

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:

Completion of the ARST core courses.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.