University Archives cover any materials in written or other form setting out facts or events or recording information, includes in the form of papers, documents, registers, printed materials, books, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, microfilms, cinematography films, sound recordings, electronically produces records, regardless of physical form characteristics and any copy created by UUM since its establishment in 1984.
The collection also include University gazettes, Journal articles, Research reports, Photographs, Conference/seminar papers, Books, Book chapters, News, Awards / medals etc. All UUM patrons are welcome to submit any materials that considered valuable in terms of scholarly references, historical values, biography profiles, correspondence records or events manuscripts.
Benefit for Researchers
Archive materials are very valuable items to some of the researcher especially on local historical topics or biographical scope on local leaders or managers. It contains a physical evident on certain issues, events or statement as well as psychological relationship that can provide or support your research questions or as a comparison to different behavior.
As mentioned by the King's College, UK : "Archives are important because they provide evidence of activities and tell us more about individuals and institutions. They tell stories. They also increase our sense of identity and understanding of cultures. They can even ensure justice. Records weren’t usually created for the purpose of historical research so they often provide a less biased account of events than secondary sources". (Source - http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/archive-centre/introduction-archives/definition/why-important.html)
University Archives can be accessed by requesting directly (during office hours) from Archives Unit staff, on the fifth floor of PSB Main Building (Closed Access Service).
**For further information, please contact : Archive Division, Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah | Phone (Noorfauziati Mat Yatim : 04-9283681)
In order to develop a necessary standards of library materials for the purpose of study, learning and research in UUM, we strive to have a quality references in our collections. To do that the Library purchased the materials from recognized supplier or publishers from all around the globe. These high qualities of books, journal, audio visual etc were acquired with the involvement of faculty members as well the students in selecting the items accordingly. Onward the items will be processes by our Librarians in order to enable users an easy access to their required materials.
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