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LIS-S 586 Archival Intelligence

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507, LIS-S 581
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall, Spring
    The above are the semesters this course is generally offered. View the course schedule to confirm.
  • This course covers how to conduct research on archives and collections, whether physical, digitized, or born digital, including discovering material, finding a topic, developing ideas about it, analyzing data, and presenting findings. Students gain experience with the archives research process, running a project, liaising with an organization, and communicating with an audience.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Discover and evaluate primary sources from an archive or collection, analyzing data with the appropriate tool or method.
    2. Plan and carry out a retrospective research project with material from an archive or collection.
    3. Communicate research findings effectively to a given audience, using appropriate methods of narration and visualization.
    4. Evaluate ethical issues and responsibilities in conducting research on archives.