| The impact of RAMP studies in the field of education |
1. We would like to thank FranÃ§ois Gravel, research assistant, for his outstanding contribution in the preparation of this report.
2. UNESCO, PGI, Third expert consultation on RAMP (RAMP III), Helsinki (Finland), 13, 15 and 20 September 1986: final report (Paris, Unesco, 1990) p. 11.
3. For complete references, please turn to the bibliography appended to the questionnaire (Appendix 9)
4. RAMP-related publications were excluded, such as those by France FONTAINE and Paulette BERNHARD, Guidelines for writing learning objectives in librarianship, information science and archives management, Paris, Unesco, 1988 (PGI-88/WS/10), and RÃ©jean SAVARD, Guidelines for the reaching of marketing in the training of librarians, documentalists and archivists, Paris, Unesco, 1988 (PGI-88/WS/1). Recent publications unavailable at the time of our survey (Summer 1992) include Terry COOK, The appraisal of records containing personal information: a RAMP study with guidelines, Paris, Unesco, 1991 (PGI-91/WS/3); Helen FORDE, The education of staff and users for the proper handling and care of archival materials: a RAMP study with guidelines, Paris, Unesco, 1991 (PGI-91/WS/17); Christopher KITCHING, The impact of computerization on archival finding aids: a RAMP study, Paris, Unesco, 1991 (PGI-91/WS/16); Irina G. SHEPILOVA and Adrienne G. THOMAS (ed.), Main principles of fire protection in libraries and archives: a RAMP study, Paris, Unesco, 1991 (PGI-92/WS/14).
4. This percentage includes all «users» of each study, regardless of the study's being or not held by them. As is the case for the percentage of «holders», it represents an average that takes into account all studies belonging to any given category. These averages relate to the total number of respondents who broke down question I (21) and question 2 (20) by study.
5. According to our Australian participant, of the 23 nations, states and territories in Oceania, only a small number have custodians (national, state or territorial archives) with formal qualifications or training. A RAMP study similar to that of E. van LAAR (PGI-85/WS/3) or TANODI (PGI-85/WS/13) would do much to highlight the major obstacles to archival development in the Pacific region, and perhaps indicate some strategies for future development.
6. For treating the appraisal and processing of architectural archives, the French participant suggests an enlarged edition of the study by F. HILDESHEIMER (PGI-86/WS/13).
7. According to Argentina, Spanish authors like Aurelio Tanodi, Vicente CortÃ©s and Heredia Herrera, and Portuguese authors like Liberalli Bellotto and Nilza Teixeira Soares are rarely listed in RAMP study bibliographies, nor are the Bulletins issued by the National Archives of Mexico. Nor are these authors often invited to collaborate to RAMP endeavors. These omissions are even more apparent in the P. WALNE and A.W. MABBS compilation (PGI-85/WS/32), in which the works of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian authors are non-existent. The participant also adds that RAMP authorities cannot ignore the 30 year history of the Escuela de Archivos de Cordoba, the five university affiliated schools of archival science located in Brazil, nor can they deny that Mexico, through the above mentioned Bulletins and other publications, has introduced several authors, research papers and reports of importance to Latin American communities and beyond.