IS 573 Advanced Topics in Collections

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Collections, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS573ABO - Introduction to Artists Books
      Tue, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      This course will look broadly at the development of modern artists' book from a historical perspective by tracing important precursors (including William Blake, William Morris, the 17th century cut-up Little Gidding Harmony bible) but focusing primarily on modern and contemporary artists? books. Our understanding of artists' books will be rooted in two distinct but sometimes overlapping frameworks: concept and craft. We will look at artists? books in the context of libraries, museums, and alternative art spaces. We will read texts ranging from established book historians to contemporary art critics, as well as reading and examining artists? books via digital facsimile. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      John Vincler
      CRN
      73557
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS573CH - Intro Cultural Heritage Coll
      Tue, 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Introduction to Cultural Heritage Collections: Library Special Collections, Archives, and Museums. This eight-week survey course is meant to introduce students, especially those with limited prior knowledge of special collections, archives, museums, and preservation to the key elements and concerns in such programs with a focus on those found in academic institutions. Students will learn basic concepts and terminology, workflows, staffing models, and interrelationships both within and outside cultural heritage curation and care. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Jennifer Teper
      CRN
      73242
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS573ED - Exhibit Design
      Thu, 4:30 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus
      This course meets the last 8 weeks of the semester. The opening night of any exhibition is the culmination of many months and sometimes years of planning centered around an initial core idea for a show. After that idea has gelled into a working concept, it is handed to Design and Installation Specialists to see what is really possible. Can we have all the art suspended from wires? Can the ceiling support a replica of a sea mine? Can we devise a secure vitrine for this priceless manuscript? Does this meet ADA restrictions? How will everything fit together? Can we get that look? This course will address how exhibitions attains a specific "look"? This is not a course on developing or curating the information, but rather a course on presenting that information in the most compelling way. We will look at the planning, fabricating, painting, building, and installing are large parts of our work. We also have to consider that nothing, with few exceptions, is permanent. Our work needs to be sec
      Instructor
      Walter Wilson
      CRN
      73138
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS573ERO - E-Resources Management
      Mon, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu. In-depth exploration of current topics in the rapidly changing world of e-resources management in libraries and information centers. Discusses trends, problems, and issues relating to how e- resources are reshaping the entire spectrum of library service. Example areas of focus include open access publishing, scholarly communication, proprietary as well as open source e-resources management systems, licensing and copyright issues, consortia, usage statistics, balancing e- resources with more traditional collections and services, and intellectual access challenges in a highly diffuse information environment. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Steven Oberg
      CRN
      73241
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).