Course: Master in Library and Information Science
School: University of the Philippines, Quezon City
Subject Area: Archives
Year of Graduation: 2005
Statement of the Problem and Methodology
The focus of the study is on the current record keeping practices of canonical documents and other archival collections of the four (4) community parish archives located in Metro manila. To attain the objectives of the study, qualitative method of research was employed. Ocular inspections and interviews were conducted to gather data in order to analyze and determine the archives practices observed and implemented by the parishes. A comparative analysis was made between the current practices and the standard and accepted archives practices with regard to the sacramental records and administrative archival documents, such as minutes of meetings, memoranda, correspondence, and other record series of enduring value which are generally appraised and preserved for future reference.
Findings and Recommendations
Findings reveal that insufficient knowledge, professional training, and technical skills of the persons designated and responsible for the archival records are the reasons why these selected parishes have not given priority to establish an official parish archives. Due to the absence of policies on standard and accepted archives practices, recommendations are presented which will hopefully help contribute in the area of archives practices in the parishes.