The University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies (UPSLIS) has announced a new Master's in Archives and Records Management (MARM) program. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the 34-unit, two-year graduate program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in and develop archives, special collections, record centers, and other memory and collecting institutions. The MARM program will commence in Academic Year 2022-2023.
According the UPSLIS, the program addresses the need for formal education on archives and recordkeeping in the region necessary to support and document critical organizational decisions and activities that will help ensure efficiency, transparency, and accountability in both public and private sectors, and to help preserve and promote our cultural heritage, collective memory, and identity.
The practical and theoretical engagements to be provided by the program will prepare the students and future archives and records professionals to be historically and culturally conscious and reflective, while further enriching their experience with information for civic engagement and participatory governance.
More information on MARM and other UPSLIS programs can be found on the school’s website.