The first afternoon of the Study School rushed by yesterday as the students met the CAIS staff and each other for the first time. After the introductory session the bulk of the afternoon was taken up by a workshop led by Sarah Wickham, University Records Manager, University of Huddersfield, and Rachel Hosker, the Archive Manager at Scottish Boarders Archive and Local History Centre. Their session introduced everyone to the idea of recordkeeping, and the perspectives of, and relationships between, records creators, users and records professionals.
Today there are sessions on how to use the University's online learning systems and workshops on metadata and archival theory (with David Haynes and Caroline Brown respectively), before Sarah returns with Alan Bell this afternoon as they lead a session examining issues and concepts in records management. The day also includes a visit for the records management students to an off-site storage facility and concludes with a visit for everyone to the University Library and Conservation Studio.