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IS 571 History of the Book

This course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Discussions will explore different aspects of written materials, including the physical properties of the objects that carry text and image (e.g., papyrus, paper, parchment, etc.) and their cultural and intellectual function.

  • Fall 2018

    • IS571HB Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70113

IS 572 Medieval Manuscripts and Early Modern Books

This course explores a wide variety of medieval manuscripts from their creation in the Middle Ages to today and considers the following topics: production of manuscripts, use of books and their cultural significance, patronage and demand for books, translations, literacy, book collecting, libraries and reproduction in the modern age. The course will include visits to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and hands-on experience with manuscripts.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS572A Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Paula Carns 69192

IS 577 Advanced Bibliographic Metadata

Seminar on theoretical and applied approaches to cataloging, including the creation and management of complex descriptive and subject metadata. Topics include current developments in conceptual models for bibliographic materials; information processing and mapping; socio-cultural and critical warrant; and ethical foundations of information organization. Students will engage critically with principles and practices in the application of bibliographic standards in a variety of contexts.

IS 578 Technical Services Functions

Seminar on the principles, problems, trends, and issues of acquiring, identifying, recording, and conserving/preserving materials in all types of libraries and information centers; includes the special problems of serials management; emphasizes service aspects.

  • Summer 2018

    • IS578AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 39572

IS 580 Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship

Designed as a practical introduction to Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship, to cover for the neophyte as well as the experienced librarian the many issues of these departments' responsibilities, including selection, acquisition, receiving, cataloging, processing, shelving, circulation, inter-library loan, reference, preservation and conservation, security, exhibition, publication, and so forth, including the uses of information technology.

  • Summer 2018

    • IS580AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online John Vincler 39633
  • Fall 2018

    • IS580A Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm On-Campus Lynne Thomas 70356

IS 581 Administration and Use of Archival Materials

Administration of archives and manuscript collections in various types of institutions. Theoretical principles and archival practices of appraisal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference services. Topics will include: records management programs, collecting archives programs/special collections, legal and ethical issues, public programming and advocacy, and the impact of new information technologies for preservation and access.

  • Fall 2018

    • IS581A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Anke Voss 68276
    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 68989
  • Spring 2019

    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 67517

IS 582 Preserving Information Resources

Covers the broad range of library preservation and conservation for book and nonbook materials relating these efforts to the total library environment; emphasizes how the preservation of collections affects collection management and development, technical services, access to materials and service to users.

  • Fall 2018

    • IS582A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jennifer Teper 68277
  • Spring 2019

    • IS582AO Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 67518

IS 584 Archival Arrangement and Description

Provides seminar discussions and a hands-on processing experience that applies current theories and practices utilized to solve the most common problems that are encountered by today's archivists and curators when arranging and describing historical records, archives, manuscripts, and artifacts. Issues of intellectual and physical arrangement, description, and access are addressed.

  • Summer 2018

    • IS584A Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Scott Schwartz 39700
    • IS584AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 39574

IS 585 International Librarianship

Focuses on international librarianship (how librarians communicate on international issues) and how that differs from comparative librarianship (the comparative study of library services in specific contexts). Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; the role of international information agencies and the need for formulating information policies. Local and regional issues relating to library and information science are studied in the context of global issues.

  • Fall 2018

    • IS585AO Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Steven Witt 70377