DAS Audience

Each course in the DAS Curriculum is developed with one or more key audiences in mind:

  • The Archivist Practitioner is a hands-on, front-line archivist who manages or will manage electronic records personally.
  • The Archivist Manager is an archivist who has oversight over the work of other professional archivists and who may or may not manage electronic records directly.
  • The Archivist Administrator is an archivist who works in a large archives, oversees archivist managers, is responsible for organizational planning, and does not manage electronic records directly but must ensure the organization’s capacity to do so.

Audience Glossary

IT professional: A professional who is in charge of various levels of the information technology management in an organization and who is responsible for providing information technology support to an archives.

Legal professional: A professional who is responsible for providing legal advice and support to an archives.

Librarian: A library professional whose primary responsibility is dealing with publications and their use (including digital publications) and who may also deal with digital archival records.

Manager: An archivist who has oversight of the work of other professional archivists and who may or may not manage electronic records directly.

Museum professional: A professional who has responsibility for the management and use of cultural and scientific artifacts and who may also have similar responsibility for digital archival records.

Practitioner: A hands-on front-line archivist who manages or will manage electronic records directly.

Records manager: A professional who is responsible for the management of the records of an organization across their life cycle and who also may have sole responsibility for the management of an organization’s archives, including those in digital form.