Subject: Archival legislation
Course: Archival legislation
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Method of teaching: 2 lecture hours and 2 hours of seminar
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: oral exam

Course description:
Introductory notes: definition and scope of the subject, culture and cultural activities, legal regulations on cultural activities, cultural heritage and cultural policy (protection of cultural and natural monuments, libraries, museums, archives), cinematography, multiple-meaning term press and information, especially radio diffusion and television, organizations and associations, theatre and music activities, associations' and federations' legal regulations.
International archival legislation. International archival contracts: history and contemporary tendencies.
International conventions on protection of cultural assets during wars or natural disasters (the Hague Convention, Unidroit Convention). UNESCO and archives. International archival disputes.
Development of archival legislation in Croatia. Laws, regulations, declarations, resolutions, decrees, orders, rule books, instructions, decisions and internal regulations.
Guidelines. Analysis of principles of the Archives and Archival Institutions Act and of elements of the principles. Analysis of several most important regulations. Regulations on functioning and competences of archives. Regulations on free access to information, confidentiality, protection of privacy, rights and interests of individuals and groups.
Copyright. Validity of records on unconventional media, machine-readable records. Archives and the public: getting to know the role of archives in the society and the organization of customer service.

Course objectives:
Students are acquainted with the principles of cultural assets protection, with international and Croatian archival legislation, as well as with regulations on access to information, on protection of individual rights and other regulations concerning information and archives.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. M. Rastić (ed.), Arhivi i arhivsko gradivo. Zbirka pravnih propisa 1828-1997.,  Zagreb, Hrvatski državni arhiv, 1998.
2. B. Stulli, Arhivistika i arhivska služba. Studije i prilozi. Zagreb, Hrvatski državni arhiv, 1997.
3. B. Stulli (ed.), Priručnik iz arhivistike, Zagreb, Hrvatski državni arhiv, 1977., poglavlje XX, str. 310-319.
4. Zaštita osobnih podataka i dostupnost informacija. Preporuke Vijeća Europe, Zagreb 2002.

Additional reading list:
1. Hervé Bastien, Droit des archives. La documentation Française, Paris 1996.
2. R. Beautier, Arhivi u međunarodnom životu, Arhivist, 2, 1961, str. 117-173.
3. Etički kodeks arhivista. Hrvatski državni arhiv, Zagreb 1997.
4. Josip Kolanović, Osnovna načela i smjernice nacrta novoga arhivskog zakona, Arhivski vjesnik 37 (1994), str. 49-61.