Special offer to PARBICA members - Keeping Archives eLearning series

23 Nov 2017


Thanks to our friends at the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), PARBICA members now have access to ASA's eLearning online courses at ASA member rates.

The Keeping Archives eLearning series is a suite of six online, self-directed courses. Inspired by the Society's flagship textbook Keeping Archives; these courses are designed to provide a solid introduction to archives and recordkeeping knowledge.

With an average duration of approximately 90 minutes, each course includes exclusive video content featuring leading practitioners, interactive quiz elements and a custom certificate delivered on completion. You can commence and pause and recommence a course at any time, and undertake it at your own pace. The six individual courses are:

  • Introduction to Records and Archives
  • Appraisal
  • Context Control and Documentation
  • Physical Management and Preservation
  • Access
  • Digital Records and Archives

For further information on these courses, visit ASA website page Online Courses


The courses are ideal for:

New to Archives::Interested in gaining professional archival training? Gain solid foundations in the world of professional archival practice.

Professional Archivists: Everyone needs a refresher course: while the principles of the profession remain eternal, emergent web technologies and new social media platforms have opened up the way we work.

Students: Enhance your learning by undertaking courses designed by professional archivists. Our practical approach will help in your future employment.

Statutory Agencies: Build capacity in your organisation by providing access to professional knowledge. You can save with our bulk purchase pricing package.

Organisations with volunteers: Show your appreciation for your volunteers by investing in their professional training. You can save with our bulk purchase pricing package.


For PARBICA members to order at the discounted rates ($AU200 per course or $AU800 for all six courses), visit the ASA Shop and select the option for PARBICA / ARANZ membership. Once purchase has been made, please contact the eLearning Officer, advising your method of payment. Access to the courses will be given after receipt of payment and verification of your PARBICA membership.

For any questions or enquiries on bulk purchase options please contact the ASA office.