Subject: Undergraduate study of information sciences    
Course: Archival appraisal    
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: required
Method of teaching: 2 hours lectures, 2 hours seminar
Prerequisite: None
Assessment: Oral

Course description:
Context of archival appraisal: legal, administrative, research, cultural and other reasons to keep and use archives. Development of theories and methodologies of appraisal in the past. Early systematisations of research values. Jenkinson’s approach to archival appraisal. Schellenberg’s theory of appraisal: primary and secondary values; information and evidence. Documentation strategy. Concept and methodologies of functional appraisal. Contemporary issues in archival appraisal. Appraisal and selection process. Compiling and using records schedules. Documentation of appraisal decisions and procedures.

Course objectives:
To understand principles and methodologies of archival appraisal, to develop ability to analyse values of records, to manage appraisal process and to develop acquisition policy of archival institutions.

Quality check and success of the course:
Course evaluation, students’ satisfaction

Reading list:

1. Barbara L. Craig, Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice. München 2004.
2. Pravilnik o vrednovanju te postupku odabiranja i izlučivanja arhivskog gradiva (Narodne novine 90/2002)
3. Richard Brown, Funkcionalno vrednovanje u Državnom arhivu Kanade, Arhivski vjesnik 41 (1998), str. 51-65.
4. Th. R. Schellenberg, Kriteriji vrijednosti arhivskoga gradiva i Metode izlučivanja spisa, u  Moderni arhivi. Principi i tehnika rada, Beograd, 1968: 84-99, 118-157
5. . Hans Booms, 'Uberlieferungsbildung: Keeping Archives as a Social and Political Activity. Archivaria 33, str. 25-33.
6. Judit Elis (ur), Keeping Archives, 2. izd. 1993, str. 157-206.
7. Jozo Ivanović, Vrednovanje elektroničkih zapisa, Arhivski vjesnik 42 (1999), str. 7 21.
8. Terry Cook, Macroappraisal in Theory and Practice: Origin, Characteristics, and Implementation in Canada, 1950-2000, Archival Science 5:2-4 (2005), str. 101-161.