lunes, 3 de marzo de 2008

Archiving non textual documents

¡Browse through the Historic Pittsburg collection @
¡Go to the finding aids (FA) of this collection, choose one FA, and briefly describe in your blog how you will apply the five basic archiving principles to the collection covered by that FA. The five basic principles are: Appraisal, Organization, description, preservation, reference.

lunes, 18 de febrero de 2008

Guia descriptivas

nCompare the two examples:
1.1) Practical implementation of Finding aids from University of Michigan collections (
2.2) Theoretical framework of Finding aids, a style manual from University of Wisconsin. This is in blackboard and at:

Discuss some similarities and differences in theoretical and practical implementations.


1) The processes of determining the value of
documents (for example, primary & secondary values, organization levels, uniqueness, etc.)

2) The techniques used to appraise and evaluate
the documents within a series (for example, weeding, selection, sampling etc.)

lunes, 11 de febrero de 2008

Archivo de las Indias

Les facilito a todos el enlace del archivo general de indias. La pagina esta muy buena y tiene fotos y pdf de documentos historicos relacionados con Puerto Rico.

martes, 5 de febrero de 2008

Memoria colectiva

1.In the class you discussed your personal memory of an event. Then you compared your memories with those of your colleagues, and also looked on the internet. Now, write your views about how your personal memory was similar, or different, from the final collective memory. Why was this different? Refer to the class slides also to form a good response.

Please do not discuss the event.

Reply in the comentario section below.

lunes, 4 de febrero de 2008

Basic concepts of archives

Please write your own thoughts about what is your understanding of the following:

1) Archival documents (Documento de archivo)

2) Archives and archival institutes (Archivo y institutos de archivos)

3) Archivists and the archival science (Archivero y Archivística)

Place your responses as comments to this blog entry.