L401; Sections of this course are reserved for graduate level students. May not be repeated.
LIS 514 will be taught in two, three-day sessions, May 18-20 and June 8-10, from 9am 4pm. The class will meet in SLIS Room 001.
Nadal, Assistant Visiting Professor
Field Service Librarian, Preservation Division
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
I have been employed at the New York Public Library since September 2005. Before this, I served as Head of the Craig Preservation Laboratory at the Indiana University Libraries from 2001-2005. I teach preservation for the Pratt Institute and the Indiana University School of Library Information Science.
I am most easily available via email, and will respond within one day during the week (M-F). In person appointments are possible, as well, on Thursday afternoons and evenings before class, as well as during the weekend while I am in Bloomington.
|New York Public Library:
Pratt SILS: http://www.pratt.edu/sils/
Craig Preservation Laboratory: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/craiglab/
Examines causes of library
and archival materials deterioration. Develops conceptual framework
and management perspective for preservation programs using technical
standards, program development tools, scientific and administrative
research reports, and advocacy literature. Explores the new information
technologies and media as both preservation tools and challenges.
|9:00||Introductions and discussion|
|10:00||Library Media Part I|
|11:00||Treatments part I|
|1:30||Q & A; Case study introduction|
|2:00||Library Media Part II|
|3:00||Treatments Part II|
|9:00||Survey and Assessment Methods|
|10:00||Survey design exercise: Sarataqua case study|
|11:00||Books and paper: Scavenger Hunt|
|3:00||Books and paper: Analysis and description|
|11:00||Facilities walk through: IU Main Library|
|1:30||Review facilities and environment: Case study exercise|
|2:30||Work session: scope of work for projects and plan of action|
|Intersession||Reading assignments; Survey work; Wikkipedia edits and additions|
|10:00||Discussion: Artifactual Value and the Legacy of Nicholson Baker|
|11:30||Review survey project|
|3:00||Case study: External services|
|4:00||Case study: Internal services|
|9:00||The Game of LOCKSS!|
|10:00||Digital Preservation Part I|
|11:00||The Game of Compression!|
|1:30||Digital Preservation Part II|
|3:00||Digitization and Digital Preservation:|
|4:00||Discussion: Preservation in Digital Libraries|
|9:00||Class review and Context of Preservation|
|10:00||The Heritage Health Index|
|11:00||The state of the preservation effort|
|1:30||Open discussion: Your questions and concerns|
|3:00||Putting it into practice: Show and Tell|
This course will make frequent use of Preservation: Issues and Planning, edited by Paul N. Banks and Roberta Pilette (Chicago: ALA, 2000). This is not required for the course, but is a good foundation text in preservation. It is available through NetLibrary and the IUL print collections.
Your presence and feedback are crucial to the success of this course. Each student will send reviews of two sessions, to be assigned in class, as the course progresses.
A vocabulary exam will be given twice during the course, covering essential terminology and concepts presented in class and through the readings.
This project involves hands on assessment of library collections and determination of appropriate preservation strategies. A detailed assignment guide will be distributed in class.
We will be submitting articles and revising information on preservation in Wikipedia. Each student will be asked to select one primary topic and contribute to the editing of three others. Complete details will be presented in a separate handout.
Assignments turned in past the deadline will be graded off at least one half grade. If you are unable to complete on assignment on time, contact me as soon as you are aware.
Grading policies can be found at:.
Students will be issued a letter grade for each assignment, in accordance with the policies listed above. These grades will be weighted and combined to assign a final grade.
This course will follow the Indiana School of Library and Information Science policies on academic Integrity. Please review the policies on Academic Integrity, available on-line at: http://www.prattsenate.org/learning/02-academic.htm
Students with disabilities that require accommodations or have disabilities that might interfere with their participation in the class should contact the instructor to make arrangements.
Please review the Student Handbook and Bulletin for other policies.