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

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Policy Issues in Digital Curation: Spring 2015

Instructor:

Katie Shilton

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

Policy Issues in Digital Curation will explore responses to the intellectual property, privacy, and security issues related to curation and long-term preservation of digital information. Bridging law, social science, computer science, and professional practice, this course will focus on understanding and responding to copyright and other forms of intellectual property raised by preservation copies of digital data and records; dealing with complex privacy issues in digital data and records; securing integrity and trust in digital information and content throughout the information lifecycle; and implementing security for digital information in a range of contexts. Applied group and individual work will focus on developing policy and
technical responses to intellectual property, privacy, security, and accessibility issues.

Required Textbook:

Givens, C. 2014. Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/inst_641_policy_issues_in_digital_curation.pdf

Information Ethics, Section ML01: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Katie Shilton

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Recent advances in the production, use, and management of information present many new opportunities, but also raise ethical challenges that information professionals must confront. For example:

  • Is it wrong to create technologies that replace human labor, leading to unemployment?
  • Is it wrong to share music with friends using peer-to-peer networks?
  • Is it morally acceptable to use body scanners that violate personal privacy to preventacts of terrorism?
  • Is it morally acceptable to require citizens to vote online when not every citizen has access to or the skills to use the Internet?

This course covers past, current, and future issues in information ethics, and encourages you to develop your own standpoint from which to address the diverse range of ethical challenges facing information professionals today. During the course, you will learn about a wide range of ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories, and you will apply these theories to confront critical information ethics issues using case-based learning.

Required Textbook:

Ess, C. 2013. Digital media ethics.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/inst610_fall_2014_syllabus.pdf

Policy Issues in Digital Curation: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Katie Shilton

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Policy Issues in Digital Curation will explore responses to the intellectual property, privacy, and security issues related to curation and long-term preservation of digital information. Bridging law, social science, computer science, and professional practice, this course will focus on understanding and responding to copyright and other forms of intellectual property raised by preservation copies of digital data and records; dealing with complex privacy issues in digital data and records; securing integrity and trust in digital information and content throughout the information lifecycle; and implementing security for digital information in a range of contexts. Applied group and individual work will focus on developing policy and technical responses to intellectual property, privacy, trust, and security issues.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/inst641policyissuesindigitalcuration.pdf

Information Ethics: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Katie Shilton

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

Recent advances in the production, use, and management of information present many new opportunities, but also raise ethical challenges that information professionals must confront. For example:

  • Is it wrong to create technologies that replace human labor, leading to unemployment?
  • Is it wrong to share music with friends using peer-to-peer networks?
  • Is it morally acceptable to use body scanners that violate personal privacy to prevent acts of terrorism?
  • Is it morally acceptable to require citizens to vote online when not every citizen has access to or the skills to use the Internet?

This course covers past, current, and future issues in information ethics, and encourages you to develop your own standpoint from which to address the diverse range of ethical challenges facing information professionals today. During the course, you will learn about a wide range of ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories, and you will apply these theories to confront critical information ethics issues using case-based learning.

Required Textbook:

Ess, C. 2009. Digital media ethics.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/INST610%20Fall%202013%20Syllabus.pdf