LBAS1001 - Basic Theories and Concepts in Archives and Collections Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days ALLE

Course content

This course introduces archives and collections management as fields of study and as a profession. What are archives and museums, and what role do they play as links and mediators between the individual and society, and between the past and the present?

The course focuses on concepts and theories central to this field of study. What are the basic characteristics of museums and archives? How does information become an archive, and how does a collection become a museum? Why are archives and museums important in society and for individuals?

The course focuses on the differences between physical and digital archives and collections. Students are introduced to the more recent theoretical developments in this field, prompted by the evolution of digital archives and collections.

Learning outcome

The student
- is familiar with the main aspects of Norwegian policy for archives and museums.
- is familiar with the main differences between digital and analog archives and collections.

The student
- is able to explain how archives and collections are created, managed, developed and used.
- is able to discuss differences and similarities between archives and museums.
- is able to account for the main developments in the evolution of archives and museums as fields of study.

General competencies
The student
- is able to describe the structures and main actors and functions in the Norwegian archival landscape

Compulsory assignments

  • Kvalifiseringsoppgave

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The final syllabus will be published on Blackboard before the start of the program. It can also be found at Innsida.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ILU6001 15.0 01.07.2017
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2019-06-01

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE

Release 2019-11-19

Submission 2019-11-21

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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