Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Outreach in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Mary Edsall Choquette

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

This course explores the presentational activities of libraries and archives in a variety of settings, including public, academic, and special libraries; national, regional, and local archives and other cultural heritage collections; as well as libraries and archives located in museums, which are created in a variety of media, utilizing various access platforms.

Required Textbook:

Carr, David. 2012. Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc708w-0101-summer2012-choquette.doc

Archival Principles, Practices, and Programs: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Katie Shilton

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

This course is intended to provide an introduction to all aspects of archival work, including records management, selection, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference, outreach, and special media including electronic records. The course also provides an overview of the elements of an archival program, the role and work of archivists, contemporary issues and conditions, and professional needs.

Required Textbook:

Pugh, M. J. 2005. Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/LBSC%20605%20Fall%202013%20Syllabus.pdf

Field Studies in Archives, Records and Information Management: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Michael J. Kurtz

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course provides students with an opportunity, through a supervised project, to understand the application of archival principles and techniques, first-hand in an institutional program setting. The focus is on a well-defined field project that constitutes a learning experience and also permits the student to contribute to the ongoing work of the host institution. Each student will select a project site and work with the site mentor and the instructor [as needed] to define the nature and scope of the specific project. The project should be designed to take approximately 120 hours, which may be completed in any time combination through the semester. The project must address one or more aspects of archival work-records management, appraisal, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, or reference. A project that addresses several aspects, such as accessioning a small collection and processing it to the point it is available to researchers is acceptable, but not the only option. Students may have the opportunity to explore, within the site setting, ways in which the institution is using technology to carry out its mission. All site projects must be approved by both the site mentor and the instructor.

Required Textbook:

Bastian, J. A., Weber, D. 2008. Archival Internships: A Guide for Faculty, Supervisors, and Students.

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lbsc_703_field_study_syllabus-fall_2014.docx

Arrangement and Description For Archives: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Kenneth Heger

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course provides an introduction to the arrangement and description of archival materials. Its objectives are:

  • To familiarize students with collections of archival documents and their interrelationships
  • To examine the principles underlying the arrangement of archival documents
  • To develop the intellectual framework for the systematic identification and critical evaluation of an archival fond and its parts
  • To understand the principles and methods for describing archival materials according to standards adopted by the archival community
  • To understand the importance of empirical research in identifying user needs and evaluating the extent to which archival description meets those needs
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of key concepts by producing an inventory for personal papers

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/10-6-14_syllabus_for_lbsc682-0101_fall_2014_rkspang.pdf

Archives and Manuscripts: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

Administration of archival and manuscript collections; appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference services; current practices at national, state, and local levels. Topics include concepts of records management, preservation and conservation, online retrieval systems, and freedom of access and privacy.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/cci-old/images/ist656_Fall_2011.pdf

Digital Archives and Preservation: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Adam Jansen

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This class is a special topic class that will cover archival theory as it applies to digital records, including preservation, long-term access and the assessment of authenticity of the material. The goal of this course is to provide students with knowledge on the role of technology in archival work, at the theoretical and pragmatic level, through lectures, guest speaker presentations, educational visits, lab and in-class activities, and class discussions. The students will gain insight into relevant technology raised issues and will learn what kind of technology is applied in archives.

Required Textbook:

MacDonald, M. 2010. Access 2010: The Missing Manual.
McFarland, D. 2010. Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_jansen_f14.docx

Seminar in Archival Studies: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Adam Jansen

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

This class will cover the theory of archival studies from historical and contemporary perspectives. Includes public administration, legislation, and relationship to other repositories. Includes field component.

Required Textbook:

MacDonald, M. 2010. Access 2010: The Missing Manual.
McFarland, D. S. 2010. Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/653_Jansen_s13.docx