Located in the Heart of London in the Bloomsbury
district recognized as
a world cultural and publishing center, UCL, DIS offers the ideal
environment in which to immerse yourself in the study of
e-publishing in the digital age from a broad range of perspectives -
from publishers, librarians, and scholars to general
|Once students are
accepted in the program, each student must make his/her reservation
with UCL housing. (Students may make other arrangements if they so
choose). The accommodation is for a single
room as described (right When reserving,
students choose between a single room with English breakfast
at a cost of £30.80 per night (recommended), or without breakfast at a
cost of £27.50 per night. Breakfast
is served in Ramsay Hall close to
rooms at Astor College are on a first come first serve basis, in order
to assure your room reservations, please book as soon as possible. At
the point where rooms are no longer available at Astor, students will
need to make their own arrangements for accommodations.
To make reservations students contact Cherril Fontaine on
either 020 7387 4537 or 020 7679 9272
Ramsay and Astor Halls
20 Maple Street
London W1T 5HB
Tel : +44 (0)207 387 4537
Fax : +44 (0)207 383 0843
web site: www.ucl.ac.uk/residence
99 Charlotte St., London. W1T 4QB
A purpose-built, centrally heated residence within five minutes walk of
the main UCL campus. There are 250 places in carpeted rooms with
washbasins and each room has its own refrigerator. Facilities include
TV lounges, piano, a common room, squash courts, gymnasium and
launderette. Each room has a computer data point.
Nearest Underground stations:
Goodge Street, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road.
Students may apply this 3-credit course toward
fulfulling requirements for the archives certificate and for the
museum libraries certificate and
for where is may be applied toward area 2 - digital technology.
The London summer program is open to students enrolled in graduate
holding graduate degrees in library and information science, the arts
and humanities , interested in research in the Art and Culture of London.
We encourage students to apply as early as possible as a
of 16 students will be accepted to the program.
CONTACT: for further information or quesitons email Dr. Tula Giannini, Dean Pratt-SILS: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Pratt-SILS office: 212-647-7682.
Information to Include with application:
Fill out the application
form and include a resume indicating undergraduate degree, graduate
study and or graduate degree(s), related work experience and a
statement on professional goals and your interest in the London
Your full name, address, e-mail and telephone number.
Send application and materials to: Pratt Institute, School of
Information & Library Science, 144 West 14th Street -
6th floor, New York, NY 10011.
Deposit - Once a student is notified of
acceptance a $400 deposit will be required to hold a place in the
course. The deposit will be applied toward the course
Full Payment - Payment in full is due
by April 20.
Tuition - $2,700 (the cost of three
graduate course credits at
Pratt-SILS) and an international student fee.
Pratt International Program fee: $200
Housing - see under
RT Airfare to London:
Students make their own arrangements for travel to London.
Thus, students will be able to accommodate their individual
travel needs such as those of students traveling from locations other
than New York. Students are encouraged to book early and to
use agencies that offer student fares or other special rates.
Estimated RT airfare New York/ London - $750.
For students in the Florence course traveling to London, Easy Jet and
Ryan Air offer inexpensive fares.
This course offers students the opportunity to pursue their
studies in LIS in London at UCL DIS where they will have the
exceptional opportunity to work with the school's faculty recognized
internationally for their cutting-edge research and innovative Master's
degree programs that prepare students to meet the challenges of the
information professions in the digital age. During the
students learn from lectures, demonstrations and site visits
presented by UCL, DIS faculty and leaders in the publishing and
We Invite you to explore the summer 08 program. Click on links for the course and conference with
UCL DIS to view a detailed a description of last year's the course and conference:
The program for the 2nd Bloomsbury conference:
Focus of Study: Today,
electronic or digital publishing is at the center of
the information professions as it cuts across the full range of
information contexts and environments. Whether you are interested in
digital archives and libraries, journals and scholarly communication,
collection development, networked information, information policy,
academic, public, or museum libraries, you will need to understand
e-publishing as it now transforms the relationships between all
constituencies of the our information society. What will be the future
of e-books, what new publishing models
will emerge as dominant, and how will open source effect the
publishering industry? Importantly, you will hear leaders of English
such as representatives of Oxford University Press, Cambridge
University Press and
Macmillan, of public institutions such as the British Library and
National Archives, as well as UCL faculty speak to these questions and
issues both in lecture sessions at UCL and on visits to publishers,
archives and libraries in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
Oxford Trips: these
are day-long outings- students will visit the leading publishers of
each city and in Oxford will also visit the Bodleian Library.
course is taught
by UCL, DIS faculty, leaders in information science and
associated with UCL's Centre for Publishing which focuses on research.
faculty lectures, you gain insight into the emerging field of
e-publishing through a UK
and European lens. Some of the program's key faculty
Watkinson, David Nicolas, Andy Dawson and Ian Rowlands.
*Plan to arrive by the Sunday (June 14)
before the program begins.
Week 1 begins Monday, June 15 at UCL -
June 15-19: Lectures sessions and visits.
Weekend - June 20 & 21 - free time
Week 2 begins Monday, June 22.
June 23- June 24: Lectures sessions and visits
THE BLOOMSBURY CONFERENCE:
Thursday, June 25 and Friday June 26.
Centre for Publishing University College
London, 3rd Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing and E-Publications.
The 3rd Bloomsbury Conference, summer 09, will follow the format of summer 08.
Course Project: Each
student is required to do a course
project. Projects and project topics will be based students' studies,
participation and experiences of the course and conference. Students
will complete the project (paper or digital) once they have returned.
The project is due no later than three weeks after the end of