Archives Management

Archives management is a science that deals with archival accumulation and evaluation – it includes the receiving, editing and long or short-term storage of documents or archives, which thus ensures their reliability and credibility.

The study program is intended for students who wish to gain introductory knowledge from the field of acquisition and management of archives or documents – it is designed for students who with to gain a “first cycle” degree as accorded by the Bologna process. This is a quality education for the management of documents from their creation (office management) to their securing in an archive, regardless of the information system employed.

The study of archive management is perfect for you should you desire to:

  • obtain knowledge about the functioning and importance of archives;
  • obtain knowledge about archival material in literary form, including historical accounts;
  • master the management of documents throughout various document information systems;

The gained theoretical knowledge, will be pronounced in the real, working environment by means of practice. A high employment rate of our graduates speaks to the ability of our program to enable a quick transition to independence. With knowledge gained studying archives management, our graduates are thus able to:

  • advise and communicate with users of archives, as to ensure their most efficient use;
  • use informations technologies, edit and function within the most widely used computer programs;
  • wholly master the problems related to archives management, decide on the “fate” of documents and understand the processes involved in their long-term storage;
  • evaluate and provide accessibility of information contained within archives or documents;

The program is tailored for a coordination of studies with our students' work and family schedules, and as such does not imply a loss of time and resources by means of transportation to lectures –  course material and lectures are available online at all times, though consultations with professors are always arrangeable. We also arrange videoconferences and provide our students with the means of participation in professional meetings, as well as exchange programs, which grants them opportunities to meet renowned experts in the field.

Courses

Faculty

Courses:

Undergraduate: Archives Management
Graduate: Archives and Records Management

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Peter Pavel KLASINC graduated in History and History of Art at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts.  From 1968 to 1976 he has been employed in the Historical Archives Ptuj, where he held the position of the director from 1972 to 1976. From 1976 to 2007 was employed in the Regional Archives Maribor, where he held the position of the director between 1982 and 1994. After 1994 he was the Head of the Department of Archives of Economy. In 1991 he obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) at the University of Zagreb in the field of Information science in humanities. In 1997 he was awarded with the title Archival Councillor given by the Ministry of Culture, which is the highest professional title in Slovenia as well as with the title "Scientific Councillor". He has published about four hundred professional, scientific and archival contributions at home and abroad. Within the International Council on Archives, he was appointed as Consultant of the Round Table on Archives (CITRA/ICA), he was a regular member of the Section of Professional Archivists (SPA/ICA), observer of the ICA Committee on Buildings and Equipment and a member of the Committee on Buildings and Equipment in Temperate Climate (ICA/CBTE). He is the Head of the International Institute for Archival Science at the University of Maribor and Director of the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste and Maribor. He is a President of the Archival Association Maribor and Vice-president of the Society of the society Heraldica Slovenica. 

Advantages

Archives management is a field of increasing importance in the contemporary world. Knowledge obtained throughout the acquisition of this degree, is useful for professional archives, as well as positions with creators of archives, regardless of the format the information might be in.The study is conducted in small groups with a continuous transfer of knowledge from professor to student. Professors are available to every student daily.

Our program will allow you to meet top experts in the field at conferences, on exchange and by allowing you to participate in professional meetings.

The study program promotes different, more longevous and responsible decision-making in the field, which is crucial to an effective conducting of business with archival and documentary material.

The study of archives management is supported by various modern informations technologies (e-indexes, e-mail, SMS messaging) and is conducted in combination of live or recorded lectures, videoconferences, peer communication and adequately adapted electronic material. Furthermore, our program also utilizes electronic study environments.

Employability

As a graduate of the archives management study program, you will be qualified to actualize your professional career as:

  • a leader of archive services in larger companies, ministries, universities or faculties, hospitals or county administrations, as well as larger state- or privately-owned institutions;
  • an archivist in museums, galleries, libraries, archives, organizations, communities and agencies.
  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • CREDITS: 180 ECTS
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  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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