SI 629: Access Systems

This course examines the interactions of people, content, and technologies in relation to archival repositories, archival materials, and the users of archives. Students taking this course will learn about current access systems for locating archival materials and system evaluation. Other learning objectives include: understanding basic concepts related to information seeking in archives and learning how to use major standards, such as DACS, create MARC21 and EAD/XML records, and migrate complex metadata. Students interested in the description or archival collections, publishing archival metadata on the web, or providing reference services should take this course. The course is primarily lecture based with small group in-class exercises. There is a major group project at the end. View syllabus

Credit Hours: 3
Advisory prerequisites: SI 506
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