Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers
The Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences of the University of Malta is re-opening its Diploma course in Archives and Records Management. This is the only specialised training in this domain in Malta and which targets current and prospective career-seekers and archives and records management related areas.
For further information about the course and applying, visit www.um.edu.mt. Scroll down Quicklinks to Find a Course. The full programme of studies may be found under Archive Studies. You can also contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
What is Archives and Records Management?
Archives and Records Management is concerned with the care for the national, institutional and personal memory captured in documentary evidence. Our Diploma course is designed for those who are new to the domain but wish to pursue a career as archivists or records managers, as well as to those who have been working in archives or records management but did not have a chance to obtain a formal qualification.
The requirements for admission are the general ones applicable to university entry. There are no special requirements. Applicants aged 23 and over may apply without the need of having the university entry requirements. Such applicants will be interviewed to test their suitability to follow the course. Spread over two years on a part-time day basis, the course includes compulsory
• Introduction to Library, Information and Archive Studies
• Record-Keeping Principles & Processes
• Introduction to Electronic Records Management
• Intellectual Control of Records
• Malta-related Archives & Records
• Digital Archives
• Archives Management
It further offers a range of elective modules and an experience in working in an archive or records office.
Why study with the University of Malta?
Malta is one of the European countries with abundant historical heritage. The Department of LIAS which was established 20 years ago, maintains close relationships with leading memory institutions which helps to arrange unique opportunities for practicums. The department provides training which combines the traditional basis of archives and records management with the novel developments related to the shift to the digital. Our philosophy is not only to share state-of-the-art knowledge, but to establish the basis for life-long learning and professional excellence.
Prospective students may also opt to apply for the degree course. The Bachelor in Library, Information and Archive Studies course (B.LIAS) is a 3-year course, which may be taken at an Honours level. It combines the areas covered by both the diploma in Archives and Records management and the diploma in Library and
Information Studies. All three courses are on offer as from October 2013.