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

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Rare Books: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

Introduction to the handling and development of rare book collecting; conservation and preservation; terminology and principles of bibliographic description; the antiquarian book trade; the history of rare book collection; important collections.

Required Textbook:

Carter, J., Barker, N. 2004. ABC for Book Collectors.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST655_Eppard_Summer2012.pdf

Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

An introductory survey of preservation management in libraries and archives, covering such topics as the historical evolution of the preservation dilemma, programs for academic and public libraries, collections maintenance and environmental controls, commercial binding and rebinding, selection for preservation and microfilming, security, archival preservation, paper conservation, disaster planning and recovery, and preservation of non-print materials (including electronic media).

Required Textbook:

Nicholson, B. 2001. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.
Ritzenthaler, M. L. 2010. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/SP13_IST654_Eppard.pdf

Contemporary Publishing: Summer 2009

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Summer 2009

Description:

This course explores the environment of contemporary publishing. The publishing industry, like many others, is in the midst of significant changes brought on by information digitization. Course participants will learn the structure of the industry, the roles of various stakeholders, and issues related to the movement from paper-based to digitized development and dissemination of information.

Required Textbook:

Greco, A. N. 2005. The Book Publishing Industry, 2nd ed.

Miller, L. J. 2006. Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption.

Engelhardt, T. 2003. The Last Days of Publishing.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/content_images/IST554Syl_Summ2009.doc

History of Recorded Information: Spring 2009

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2009

Description:

An introduction to the history of how human beings have created, maintained, and preserved information for personal, official, and cultural purposes. Topics will include the development of writing, recordkeeping, and libraries; the emergence of printing and the history of the book; the evolution of recordkeeping by organizations, government, and individuals; and the impact of different technologies on the development of print and digital culture.

Required Textbook:

Finkelstein, D. McCleery, A. 2006. The Book History Reader, 2nd ed.
Levy, D. M. 2001. Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/content_images/IST402502Syl_2009.doc