Community Histories

Community Histories

This subject provides an introduction to the development and promotion of local history and archive collections. It will examine the role of local histories for a community; the place of libraries in building collections of such histories; and the nature of such collections, focusing on local newspapers, oral history, photographs, other paper-based materials, memorabilia and digital media such as digital photographs, websites and blogs. It will also examine the place of organisational archives in providing a history for an organisation as it evolves over time and place and how such archives may be promoted to management.

Class Name Community Histories
Host School Charles Sturt University
Class Identifier INF518
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Dr Ashley Freeman
Course Tool (Online) BlackboardCE
Class Description This subject provides an introduction to the development and promotion of local history and archive collections. It will examine the role of local histories for a community; the place of libraries in building collections of such histories; and the nature of such collections, focusing on local newspapers, oral history, photographs, other paper-based materials, memorabilia and digital media such as digital photographs, websites and blogs. It will also examine the place of organisational archives in providing a history for an organisation as it evolves over time and place and how such archives may be promoted to management.
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Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date February 27th, 2017 - June 2nd, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 16th, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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