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					Historisches
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   Network of European Archival Educators
                Marburg 2008
      An integrated and innovative academic Education:
       The Master of Archival, Library and Information
      Science (MAS AIS) of the Universities of Berne and
                          Lausanne

                  Prof. Dr. Christoph Graf

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                 Content:
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               1. Framework
               2. Basic principles
               3. Structure and program
               4. State and Perspectives



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                    1.     Framework I
                           The Educational System in Switzerland
                         Practical training            theoretical training
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                         Continuous      Postgraduate         Postgraduate
                         Education          course               course
                                         Universities of
                                       applied sciences       Universities
                                       I+D-Specialists
                                           Tertiary Level
           Phases




                            Vocational
                              school
                          I+D-Assistants
                                       Secondary Level II
                                        Secondary Level I
                                              Primary Level
                   1.   Framework II

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               -   The existing archival and librarian
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                   education in Switzerland:
               -   secondary level: I+D-Assistant (since 1994,
                   Vocational Schools in Zurich, Berne and
                   Lausanne)
               -   tertiary level: I+D-Specialist (since 1994,
                   Univ. of applied sciences in Geneva and
                   Chur, up from 2008: Masterprogram)
               -   tertiary level: Certificate in Archival and
                   Information Science (2002-2006, University
                   of Lausanne)


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                   1.   Framework III

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               -   The existing archival and librarian
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                   education in Switzerland, Cont.:

               -   tertiary level: MAS AIS (since 2006,
                   Universities of Berne and Lausanne)
               -   tertiary level: MAS in Library (and
                   Information) Science (since 2007, University
                   of Zurich)
               -   different workshops, seminars and other
                   short term programs of the professional
                   organisations



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               1.    Framework IV

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               -    Others:
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                Size of CH
                size of the market
                multiculturality
                federalism
                lack of permanent teaching
                 staff/ressources/institutions
                Basic vs. Continuous education (CE)
                Self-financing of CE
                Bologna-Rules
                Admission for academic CE: Univ.-degree
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               2.   Basic Principles I
               - Interdisciplinarity:
                                      General
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               Science     Management Competencies
               of Public        Project Management
            Administration Information Technology
                                      General
                                    Information
               Archival Science       Science
                (incl. Records                       Library
                Management) Information &            Science
                                    Knowledge
                                   Management
         History &
     auxiliary sciences      Documentation Science
                               Information Retrieval
                                         ...
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                 2.   Basic Priciples II

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                Interculturality: german, french, english as
                 teaching languages
                Interactivity between teachers and students
                University vs. Univ. of applied sciences
                post-graduate continuous education
                part-time, parallel to professional activities
                premium level
                High level national and international academic
                 teachers and practitioners
                State of the art and innovation (a.o. in ICT)

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                2.      Basic Priciples III

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               Theorie               Based on theory

                                     Focused on practice
                           Methode
                                     Structured by
                                      methodology
               Praxis




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               2.    Basic Priciples VI

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               -   Practical professional experience,
                   internship in another domain
               -   Concepts of evaluation, tests and
                   tutorials
               -   Partnership with University of
                   Lausanne
               -   Network of cooperations with national
                   and international institutions



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                   3.   Structure and Program I

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                60 ECTS (10 teaching lessons + 15-20
                   hours of homework per ECTS)
                  2 years
                  3 blocks
                  3 external seminars
                  Certificate Paper and Master Thesis
                  Directors of studies, director of
                   modules and guest teachers


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                               3.     Structure and Program II
                               -    Two levels: CAS AIS and MAS AIS
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                              Foundation of archival, library and       Certificate of Advanced
                              information science and introduction
               Bases

                                                                        Studies in Archival and
                              to role and fuctions of archives,          Information Science
                              libraries and other information centres           20 ECTS




                              Methods, theoretical deepening              Master of Advanced
               Mastercourse




                              and practical application of               Studies in Archival and
                              information, archival, librarian and        Information Science
                                                                                 40 ECTS
                              historical sciences and information
                              Management and Management of                    Internship
                              archives, libraries and information
                              centres                                       Master thesis



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                         3.     Structure and Program III
                         -    12 modules:
                    a)   Archival, library and information science; role and position of
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                         archives, libraries and other information centres (I)
               1)   b)   Knowledge, Information and Records Management (I)
                    c)   Functions and tasks of archives, libraries and other
                         information centres (I):
                    d)   Information technology and information systems
                    a)   Auxiliary sciences of history
                    b)   Methods of information science
               2)   c)   Functions and tasks of archives, libraries and other
                         information centres (II) incl. seminar in Marburg
                    d)   Knowledge, Information and Records Management (II)
                    a)   History and related arts and social sciences
                    b)   Digitization and digital preservation inc. seminar in Paris
               3)   c)   Management of archives, libraries and other information
                         centres
                    d)   Archival, library and information science; role and position of
                         archives, libraries and other information centres (II)
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               4.     State and Perspectives I

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               -    1st edition, 2006-2008:
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               •   7 CAS, 23 MAS-students
               •   spring 2008: end of the teaching
                   period of the 1st edition
               •   master thesis going on
               •   fall 2008: Diploma
               •   Evaluation: sustainable high level of
                   satisfaction
               •   coming out: >50% of the students got
                   a better job

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                4.     State and Perspectives II
                -    Recruitement for the second edition,
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                47 highly qualified candidates
                33 admissions (8 interviews)
                language: 2/3 german, 1/3 french/italian
                sex: fifty-fifty
                average age: >30 years
                MAS: 32; CAS: 1
                Professions: archivists, librarians, records
                 managers, documentarists
                „sur dossier“: none
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               4.     State and Perspectives III
               -    Some smaller revisions of the program:
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                concentration, reduction of content
                reduction of guest teachers
                improvement of coherence, elimination of
                 repetitions
                distinction between basic/theoretical
                 content and case studies
                1/3 of the teaching time to be used for
                 interactive sequences
                clear instructions for guest teachers
                If possible: 1 mastertext per module

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                 Contact and information
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               Contact:
                Dr. Gaby Knoch-Mund
                 gaby.knoch-mund@hist.unibe.ch
                Prof. Dr. Christoph Graf
                 christoph.graf@hist.unibe.ch

               More information:
                www.archivwissenschaft.ch (in Deutsch)
                www.archivistique.ch (en français)


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