Copyright and Library Law: Summer 2016

Instructor:

Greg Cram

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Summer 2016

Description:

This course explores copyright law and gives students a legal framework to analyze the copyright issues faced by librarians and cultural institutions. From the digitization of archives and collections to electronic reference, copyright is now a major consideration for libraries. Copyright issues are prevalent in published, unpublished and born-digital material. Instead of backing away from copyright issues to the detriment of access to content, librarians should understand and interpret copyright law so they can participate in setting institutional policies that take advantage of fair use and other exceptions granted to libraries by the law.

Required Textbook:

Hirtle, Peter B., et al. 2009. Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Download.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/740-Copyright-and-Library-Law-Cram-Summer-2016-.pdf

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Introduction to Archival and Museum Work: Winter 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Winter 2012

Description:

An introduction to work in archives and museums including basic theories and methodologies and to the application of archival and museum theory in the digital world.

Required Textbook:

Hunter, G. S. 2003. Developing and maintaining practical archives: A How-to-Do-It Manual, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_597-S70-Syllabus-Winter_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

Management of Preservation Programs: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Rebecca Elder

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This class will address management of various components of library/archive/museum preservation topics such as Preservation policy, Needs assessments, Library binding, Emergency planning, Budgeting, Fundraising.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/INF%20382%20G%20Syllabus%20Fall%202014.pdf

Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Karen Pavelka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Underlying factors in the physical nature of records materials; concepts of permanence and durability and their assessment; basic concepts of materials science; materials found in library, archive and museum collections, especially manuscripts, books and photographic processes. Context of conservation and preservation practice.

Required Textbook:

Benson, R. 2008. The printed picture.
Boersma, F. 2007. Unravelling textiles: A Handbook for the preservation of textile collections.
Jurgens, M. 2009. The digital print: Identification and preservation.
Lavedrine, B. 2003. A guide to the preventive conservation of photograph collections.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/392E.pdf

Managing Ephemera in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Summer 2013

Instructor:

Henry Raine

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Summer 2013

Description:

The course will provide an overview of ephemera collections and their management in libraries and archives. It will consist of half-day lectures, exercises, and discussions, and half-day tours of ephemera collections at institutions around New York City. In-class topics will include understanding and identifying different types of ephemera, the history of ephemera in relation to print culture and the history of printing and publishing practices, the relationship of ephemera to other materials in library and archival collections, the collecting and acquisition of contemporary and historical ephemera, the cataloging, processing, and housing of ephemera collections, how to provide access to ephemera in a library or archives reading room, security issues, the potential uses and research value of ephemera collections, and the ephemera of the future. Field trips will include visits to the Grolier Club, the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Tamiment Library, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New-York Historical Society. The course will be supplemented by readings from archivists and librarians, historians of printing, and other scholars who use ephemera in their research.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/LIS-901-003-Ephemera-syllabus-2013.pdf

History and Theory of Cultural Heritage Institutions: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Sally Stokes

School:

Catholic University of America

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

This course provides the 21st-century SLIS-CHIM student with an overview of the history and theory of institutions whose mission is to collect, preserve, organize, interpret, and disseminate information about the cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, and by direct or virtual means. Students will gain a grasp of the purpose and mission of these institutions, from the “cabinet of curiosities” to the virtual collections that cross boundaries among libraries, museums, and
archives, as well as cultural organizations that protect and interpret buildings and sites of cultural and historical significance or are dedicated to grass-roots efforts to promote the protection of heritage. The course will cover ethics, collection and curatorial practices, and the visitor/user experience, as well as the meaning of cultural heritage in the global environment.

Required Textbook:

Cameron, Fiona, and Sarah Kenderdine, eds. 2010. Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage.
Alexander, Edward P., and Mary Alexander. 2007. Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums. 2nd ed.
Karp, Ivan, ed. 2006. Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations.
Kurin, Richard. 1997. Reflections of a Culture Broker.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.cua.edu/res/docs/syllabi/2012spring/LSC677StokesSpring2012.pdf