Archival Science and Library and Information Activity

The field of science that studies the fundamentals of library operations, information processing and storage, and the acquisition of skills in compiling libraries and organizing books.

Academic degree: Bachelor of Social Studies

Code and name of the educational program: 6B03202 “Archival Science and Library and Information Activity”

Elective subjects:    

After school: Kazakh/Russian Language, Kazakh/Russian Literature      
After college: Kazakh/Russian Language, Business Administration

Form and duration of studying:       

Full-time (after school) – 4 years     
On the basis of TPE (after college) full-time, shortened – 3 years 
On the basis of HE (after university) full-time, shortened – 2 years

Description of the educational program:

The specialty “Archival science and library and information activities” is a field of professional activity related to the organization and management of information resources, as well as the preservation and storage of information heritage.

Archival science is one of the most important components of this specialty. Archivists organize and manage archival holdings and care for the preservation and accessibility of archival documents. They produce inventories of archival documents, catalogs, inventories, and other reference materials. They also develop rules and techniques for organizing archives and monitor compliance with these rules and techniques.

Library and information science is another important component of the specialty of archival and library information science. Librarians and information specialists organize and manage library collections, information resources, and provide information services to users. They form library and information collections, inventory and classify books and other information resources, assist in finding and selecting information, and train users in the use of library and information resources.

As part of the training for this specialty students study a variety of disciplines, such as: the history of archives and libraries, theory and practice of organization of archival and library collections, methods of description and classification of documents, technology of storage and restoration of documents, information technology in library and information activities and many others.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this specialty can work in a variety of organizations related to the organization and management of information resources, such as archives, libraries, and museums.

6B03202 Archival Science and Library and Information Activity