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Library Science Materials are below

 

 Library Science workshops  Library Science courses Library Science lectures

WORKSHOPS

Genealogy Preservation of Library Materials workshop
Government Documents Repair decisions & methods

COURSES

Rare Books Course Preservation of Library Materials Course
Reference & Research Methods for Genealogy and Local History History of Libraries in the Western World
Foundations of Library & Information Science  

LECTURES

Rare Books & Digital Projects (presented to SOA & SAA Student Chapters at Kent State SLIS March 16, 2006
Editing Historical Documents - an overview of the discipline

 

All the books for my workshops are on reserve at KSU's Main Library or in the SLIS office in the State Library of Ohio (N Fourth Street at 1st Avenue) in Columbus. 

You may be able to find the titles in your library's collection.  If not,  you may read the optional reading assignment.  You do not have to read both.  None of the books for my workshops are ordered by the University's bookstore.  I do not require that you purchase the books, just review the assigned chapters.  If you have questions or problems finding the books, contact me at mbkcons@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS

GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH METHODS FOR LIBRARIANS

 

Greenwood, Val.  The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co ©2000.

 

Review chapters 1-6, 10-12, 16, 23-24, 27. (if using 1st or 2nd edition, read the chapters on Census and Vital Records)

 
Optional Reading: Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling your past : the best-selling basic guide to genealogy. 4th edition Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Publishers ©2003
Read chapters focusing on vital records and census records
Link to Workshop Syllabus

KSU Government Documents and Resources On-Line

Required Reading:

bulletRagains, Patrick. ”Fixing the Federal Depository Library Program.” American Libraries Magazine 41 No. 5 (May 2010): 36-38. Available through Kentlink (use Library Literature & Information Science Full Text)  or through this link - http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5cae6a66#/5cae6a66/1 - and select page 36.
bulletGovernment BookTalk  - Books and publications highlighted by the Government Printing Office - look at the current postings on this blog http://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/
bulletTitled, "LSCM's Past, Present, and Future of Keeping America Informed," the FY2011 Year in Review speaks to the roots of GPO and the FDLP, our present progress, and the future of the FDLP and the involvement of FDLP librarians in shaping that future. The Year in Review is available electronically at http://www.fdlp.gov/home/about/533-yir  on the FDLP Desktop and is also cataloged in gov docs SuDoc#  GP 3.1/3 online at PURL: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo16857
bulletMarking the Centenary of Crown Copyright - Open Government Practice (UK Copyright) http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/marking-the-centenary-of-crown-copyright-open-government-in-practice/
bulletRein, Lisa. "Government Printing Office has New Strategies to Keep Presses Rolling." The Washington Post (Oct. 26, 2012): http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/government-printing-office-has-new-strategies-to-keep-presses-rolling/2012/10/26/d76dc0f4-1ef8-11e2-9746-908f727990d8_story.html There are also 14 images associated with the article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/government-printing-office-has-new-strategies-to-keep-presses-rolling/2012/10/26/d76dc0f4-1ef8-11e2-9746-908f727990d8_story.html
bulletImholtz, August A. Jr. "Indexing Congressional Publications: The Grasshopper’s View" The Readex Report 5 Is. 1 (Feb. 2010) www.readex.com/readex/newsletters.cfm?newsletter=100&article=104

Review Joe Morehead “Introduction to United States Government Information Sources” 6th Edition (Library and Information Science Text Series) Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc ©1999. (available as electronic book and on reserve) – newest edition

Look at:

Chapter 2 (Government Printing Office Programs and Services),

Chapter 4 (sections on Catalogs, Indexes and checklists),

Chapter 9 (section on Major Indexes and Guides only)

 

Optional readings (for the truly curious and intrigued)

 

bulletNotess, Greg R, “Government Information on the Internet” Library Trends  v52 no.2 (Fall 2003) p256-267. (available through KentLink
bullet Shuler, John. “The Political and Economic Future of Federal Depository Libraries.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship” 31:4 (July 2005): 377-382 (available through KentLink)
bulletJacobs, James A., James R Jacobs, and Shinjoung Yeo. “Government Information in the Digital Age: The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 31:3 (May 2005) 198-208. (available through KentLink)

 

 

Link to Workshop Syllabus

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS: SELECTING APPROPRIATE TREATMENT OR REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

Fortson, Judith. Disaster Planning & Recovery. NY: Neal Schuman,  ©1992.

OR

Kahn, Miriam B Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries Chicago, IL: ALA 2002

  Read Introduction, Sections 1 & 4
AND Read

Steinhauer, Jennifer. "Capitol Dome Is Imperiled by 1,300 Cracks and Partisan Rift." (The Capitol dome needs a comprehensive rehabilitation, but the House has declined to appropriate the $61 million required for repairs.) NYT (Aug 25, 2012)  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/us/politics/capitol-dome-is-imperiled-by-cracks-and-a-partisan-divide.html?smid=pl-share

 

Kastellec, Mike.  “Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation,” Information Technology and Libraries 31, no. 2 (June 2012): 63-71 [available throught KENTLink]

Historic Royal Palaces (UK) Read the "About Us" section that deals with the history of conservation  - http://conservation100.hrp.org.uk/

Ryzik, Melena. "When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test." New York Times Arts Section (June 9, 2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/arts/design/whitney-saves-douglas-daviss-first-collaborative-sentence.html?smid=pl-share

The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship
bullet Executive Summary http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/documents/2014ExecutiveSummary-final.pdf (PDF, 889 KB)
bullet Full Document http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/documents/2014NationalAgenda.pdf (PDF, 1.07 MB)

 

How can we preserve the software of today for historians of tomorrow?" Slate (July 30, 2013): http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2013/07/how_will_historians_of_the_future_run_ms_word_97_how_can_we_save_it_for.single.html

 

Advances in Preservation & Access v1&2 edited by Barbra Buckner Higginbotham Westport, CT: Meckler   
  Read: vol. 1: p1-17;  vol. 2: 77-100, 280-292.
Higginbotham, Barbra Buckner and Judith W. Wild. The Preservation Program Blueprint. Chicago, IL: ALA © 2001. 
  Read chapters 3-5, 10-11
Optional Reading: Managing Preservation: A Guidebook State Library of Ohio and Ohio Preservation Council ©1995
Read chapters 1, 8-9
Swartzburg, Susan. Preserving Library Materials: A Manual. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press © 1994.
Read chapters 1-3
Link to workshop syllabus

Repair Decisions for Circulating Collections

Kenneth Lavender Book Repair: a How-To-Do-It manual for Librarians. 2nd edition  NY: Neal Schuman ©2001
  review techniques throughout entire book
Higginbotham, Barbra Buckner and Judith W. Wild. The Preservation Program Blueprint. Chicago, IL: ALA © 2001. 
  Read:  chapters 4-5, 11
Managing Preservation: A Guidebook State Library of Ohio & Ohio Preservation Council ©1995.
  Read Chapters 1, 6-10
Optional Reading: Susan Swartzburg Preserving Library Materials: A Manual 2nd Ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Inc. ©1995.
  Read Chapters 1,3-5,7
Link to workshop syllabus

Semester Long Courses

Preservation of Library Materials

Required Reading:

bulletRitzenthaller, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives & Manuscripts. 2nd edition. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2010 http://www.archivists.org (required)
Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At SAA

At Amazon Preserving Archives & Manuscripts - Second Edition

 

bullet Preservation: Issues and Planning. Edited by Paul N. Banks and Roberta Pilette. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.  (suggested)
Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At ALA

At Amazon

 

bulletHigginbotham, Barbra Buckner, and Judith W. Wild. The Preservation Program Blueprint. Chicago: ALA, 2001. (on reserve at KSU Libraries)
Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At ALA

At Amazon

 

The books are on reserve at KSU Libraries
bullet Preservation of Library & Archival Materials: A Manual (NEDCC, 1999) is a supplemental text; it is available without charge on the World-Wide Web at http://www.nedcc.org    (Students are not expected to purchase this NEDCC work.) 
bulletCONSERV-O GRAMS http://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/cons_toc.html
bulletVarious readings as assigned - on e-reserve at KSU Libraries http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/reserves/index.cfm .

Links to the course description and syllabus

 

Rare Books Course
Required Reading -
bulletChappell, Warren and Robert Bringhurst. A Short History of the Printed Word. Revised and updated ed. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks, 2000.

 

Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At Amazon

 

bullet

Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbot. An Introduction to Bibliographical & Textual Studies. 4th Edition. NY: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At Amazon

At MLA

 
bulletArticles and book chapters are available through KSU E-Reserves (login and password to be distributed to students prior to class). Various readings as assigned - on e-reserve at KSU Libraries http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/reserves/index.cfm .  

NOTE: Access to the syllabus will be available 1 week before the semester starts.

My Course Blog for Rare Books & Special Collections Librarianship http://mkahn1.blogspot.com/

Links to the course description and syllabus

Reference & Research Methods for Genealogy and Local History
Required Reading -
bullet Greenwood, Val.  The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co ©2000
Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At Amazon

 

bullet Smolenyak, Megan. Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History. NY: Penguin Books, 2010
Purchase at KSU Bookstore

At Amazon

bullet

Various readings as assigned - on e-reserve at KSU Libraries http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/reserves/index.cfm .

Links to Course description and syllabus

History of Libraries in the Western World
Required Reading:
bullet Battles, Matthew. Library: An Unquiet History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., June 2004.
purchase through the KSU bookstore

Amazon - print edition

Amazon - Kindle edition Library: An Unquiet History

Optional Readings:
bullet Manguel, Alberto. The Library at Night. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008
purchase through KSU Bookstore

Thru Amazon

bullet Harris, Michael H. History of Libraries in the Western World. 4th edition Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1995
purchase through the KSU bookstore

Amazon - print edition

Amazon - Kindle edition

These books are on reserve at KSU Libraries and  on reserve in Columbus in the SLIS office in the State Library.

bulletVarious readings as assigned - on e-reserve at KSU Libraries http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/reserves/index.cfm .
bulletThe blog for this course is mkahn3.blogspot.com

Links to Course description and syllabus

 

Foundations of Library & Information Science
Required Reading:
bulletRubin, Richard.  Foundations of Library and Information Science, Third Edition . 3rd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2010.
bulletVarious readings as assigned - on e-reserve at KSU Libraries http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/reserves/index.cfm

Links to Course syllabus and assignments.

Link to the professor's blog for foundations http://mkahn4.blogspot.com/

Additional materials are found in the BB course http://learn.kent.edu

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