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This is the home page for the CAwannabe study group. Below are the topics we will be covering. Please add your name to the appropriate group.

Please see here for the list of readings with assigned names.

General knowledge

Domain 0: Archival Classics (7)

Discussion led by: Russell
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This comprises a series of books published by SAA that have become the classics for archival education and practice in the English-speaking world. They begin with the Three Dutchmen's attempt to codify and standardize archival management practices in Holland (which led to other nations' archivists adopting the same practices) to the writings of Schellenberg and Jenkinson).

Domain 0.25: General Readings (19)

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Some excellent sources of general knowledge about archives and archiving come from the Society of American Archivists and from various publications.

Domain 0.5: Journals, books, pamphlet, websites and organizations

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This section includes various books, websites and other useful publications that are not included in the reading list for the CA exam. Several excellent professional journals exist, among them:

American Archivist
Provenance (Russell has access to all issues) • Index to v.1-v.24
Archival Issues (Michele has access to 1997-2005)
Archivaria
Journal of Archival Organization (Tiah has access to volumes 1-3)
Archival Science (Russell has access to all issues)
Journal of the Society of Archivists (Russell has access to all issues)

Specific knowledge domains

Domain 1: Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition (3)

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Domain 2: Arrangement and Description (6)

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Domain 3: Reference Services and Access (3)

Discussion led by: Tiah
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Domain 4: Preservation and Protection (10)

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Domain 5: Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion (4)

Discussion led by: <McCoy> Subpage: Domain 5

Outreach is any opportunity that the archivist has to provide service or promote use and awareness of the collection. Some methods of outreach 1. Exhibits 2. Public Programs 3. Reference service 4. Written reports, articles, brochures and histories of specific collections or departments within the institution (Taken from Yakel)

Domain 6: Managing Archival Programs (3)

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Domain 7: Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities (4)

Discussion led by: Michele
Subpage: Domain 7

Archiving is a professional field, like accounting or medicine, and as such carries with it certain ethical and legal responsibilities. This domain explores those areas of responsibility. While the final decision in any case will depend on any number of factors, these readings may help hone your professional judgement.

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