Summer 2018 iSchool Workshops | Kent State University

Summer 2018 iSchool Workshops

ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION: DACS, MARC, AND EAD

This workshop will introduce participants to the three standards central to archival description: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Students will gain knowledge of how archival collections are organized and described, and learn the key components of archival finding aids (including biographies and administrative histories, scope and content notes, and other elements specific to archival description). They will then generate electronic versions of these descriptions in both MARC and EAD formats. 

Required Textbook: 
Roe, Kathleen. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005). Describing Archives: A Content Standard, (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013). 

Online
May 21 - June 8, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14979 SECTION 002
Instructor: Karen Gracy

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LIBRARIES AND MUSEUM

More and more libraries and museums are beginning to embrace open source, utilizing open source software for a range of needs, from general (such as operating systems) to more specific tasks. This workshop will cover the following topics related to open source software for libraries and museums:

  • What is open source software?
  • What makes open source software work?
  • What are open source-related licenses, use terms, and standards?
  • What open source software is available for libraries and museums? Where can it be found?
  • What are successful examples and practices of adopting open source software in libraries and museums?
  • How do libraries and museums evaluate and select open source software?
  • What is the typical procedure for obtaining, evaluating, selecting, installing, and using open source software?

Required Textbook: None

Online
June 11 - 29, 2018
1 undergraduate credit hour $456
LIS 40693 CRN # 14983 SECTION 001
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14982 SECTION 005
Instructor: Yin Zhang

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING ONLINE DATABASES

This workshop provides tips and tricks for different kinds of searches to enhance searching effectiveness. By the end of the workshop, students will acquire a greater understanding of database structures and indexing, enhanced searching skills, and will become acquainted with the various types of tools available to aid online searching. In addition, they will consider the various merits of natural and controlled vocabulary searching and develop critical skills in evaluating databases and search output. 

Required Textbook: 
Bell, Suzanne S. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction. 4th edition. Westport, CT: Publisher: Libraries Unlimited, (February 3, 2015). ISBN-10: 161069998X; ISBN-13: 978-1610699983.
Please obtain this text as quickly as possible. 

Online
July 16 - August 18, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14980 SECTION 003
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich