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NYPL RESEARCH LIBRARIES AMD THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART  
SPECIAL & MUSEUM COLLECTIONS - LEARN FROM EXPERTS - MASTER NEW SKILLS

Cultural Informatics - work at the intersection of art collections, librarianship and technology

summer 2008

PRATT-SILS
INSTITUTES at the

NEW YORK PUBLIC
LIBRARY, 5th Ave. & 42nd. St.
3-credit courses:

1. Special Collections
2. Map Collections
3. Art Collections


These graduate level courses offered by Pratt-SILS are of special interest to cultural informatics students.
For registration information contact Quinn Lai:  212-647-7682,
email
: infosils@pratt.edu

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - Summer I

Experience and Use Special Collections at NYPL
Beyond a digital diet, feast on collections of one of the great research libraries of the world, use primary source materials, make discoveries through documents, attend presentations by leading scholar/librarians, learn about special collections librarianship with distinguished professionals. Carry out collection-based Research - Explore a topic across a range of collections from rare books and manuscripts to prints and photographs, Art collections, History and area collections, students learn about special collections from the dual  perspectives of researcher and librarian.  

LIS 629 - MUSEUM & Library Reserach SUMMER II at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library, "Crossing Cultures &  Collections."  Learn to document art objects, to design and make exhibition catalogs on a thematic exhibit. Carry out research in the Watson and Goldwater Libraries; use Hazen Library's vast online resources in art; hear lectures on art librarianship by the Met's librarians. Instructor- Ken Soehner, Chief Librarian, Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum.
Art Collections- Summer I

LIS 696 - Institute on Art Collections at NYPL, Summer I
A unique opportunity to work with the distinguished librarians and curators of the Art and Architecture collections of The New York Public Library's Research Libraries. The Institute will include lectures and demonstrations, as well as time to work on special projects in a world class library using both traditional and digital collections.  Special attention will be given to the specific needs and interests of the art and architecture researcher, as we examine the librarian's role from the researcher's viewpoint.  
For further information contact the instructor, Lee Robinson, Art Librarian at
212-930-0722  
or e-mail lrobinson@nypl.org

Map Collections- Summer II

LIS 696-3, Institute on Map Collections at NYPL - Summer II
Maps provide essential and efficient delivery of information for all types of subjects across time.  Ecology, history, property, archaeology, events in the news -- all can be clarified by the cartographer's artistic and scientific hand, or via geographic information systems. During this institute you will explore the intricacies of map collecting in local and national libraries, as well as private collectors. Map librarianship will be studied in seminars with The New York Public Library's distinguished Map Librarians, and through visits to local map libraries, map stores and antiquarian dealers. Participants will draw upon this information and experience to investigate and evaluate specific research areas and topics. For further information contact the instructor, Alice Hudson, Chief of the Map Division at ahudson@nypl.org.

 

 
 
 
 












 














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