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MASTER OF ARTS IN ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT (MAARCM)

OBJECTIVE

The principal objective of this Programme is to provide for the first time post graduate level education in the fields of archives administration and records management. Currently there exists no formal programme in the Caribbean for educating archivists. Training is available externally in North America and the United Kingdom at high costs and this leads to serious limitation to the development of the profession in the region. More importantly, this programme will provide a dedicated space for the academic analysis of Caribbean memory and recordkeeping practices, which are emerging out of the realities of the Caribbean experience. This programme is offered in a dual mode (face-face & online).

ADMISSION

Admission to the programme will normally require:

  • At least a Lower second class honours degree BA /B.Ed. preferably in Humanities or the Social Sciences 
  • Previous work experience in an archives or an information unit will be an asset but is not compulsory. 
SUMMARY  Core Courses 21 Credits
Practicum 3
Research Project 6
Electives 6
  36 Credits Total

Year 1 SEMESTER I

In Semester One (August—December), students will be required to take THREE (3) Core courses as follows:

Core Courses: (3 credits each)

ARCM6001- Fundamentals of Archives and Records

LIBS6106 - Management of Library & Information Units

LIBS6501 - Information Technology 1 

Year 1 SEMESTER II

In Semester Two (January—May), students will be required to take FOUR (4) courses. FOUR (4) core courses as follows:

Core courses

ARCM6002 - Acquisition, Organization and Access of Archival Materials

ARCM6003 - Preservation of Archival Materials in Tropical Environments

ARCM6004 - Records Management in the Digital Age

ARCM 6010: Methods of Inquiry for Archives and Recordkeeping

Year 1 SUMMER

ARCM 6005: A Practicum in an approved archives/records management facility (3 credits)

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

ARCM 6006 Memory and Recordkeeping in the Caribbean

ARCM 6008- Digital Curation

Electives

LIBS 6002 Information Communication and Society

ARCM 6007: Preserving and Managing Sound and Visual Media

YEAR 2 SEMESTER II

ARCM6009 Research Paper (10,000—15,000 words) 6 Credits

Students are expected to begin working on their Research Paper which should be handed at the end of the 2nd Semester.

 

 

 

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