New Courses: Document Detective Work and Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues
Professional Development Institute
at the School of Information Studies
 at UW-Milwaukee

Document Detective Work

September 17 - October 26

Do you need to identify, interpret, or catalog historical documents and photographs for your job or research? Document Detective Work is an entry-level course designed to provide methods to gleaning information from unidentified documents and photographs such as approximate date of creation, addressee, subject, or context.

We will practice looking at variety of elements to help us form a clearer picture of the document or photograph:
• visual clues in photographs
• the age of substrates/document forms
• genealogy
• document “forensics”
• reference tools

Instructor: Dr. Kimberly Anderson

Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals

September 24 - November 2

Instructor Menzi Behrnd-Klodt will provide an in-depth course to access and privacy legal issues encountered by today's archivists, librarians, and curators. Taught by an archivist and attorney with extensive experience in both fields, the course will examine some of the most perplexing and vexing issues for archivists today – how to balance provide open access with preserving personal privacy, including the privacy of unknowing third parties represented in archival collections. Through a variety of readings, participants will be explore these challenging issues, share their own experiences and then address some of these issues through case studies. This course will provide useful information to new and experienced professionals in public and private archives, libraries, special collections, and museums.

Instructor: Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

Designing Marketing Materials Using Adobe's Creative Suite
November 12 - December 14

Learn the tools and techniques used to help you develop materials that effectively promote and inform your library community or organization. This 5-week,hands-on workshop will introduce you to industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat) used to create high impact and professional promotional materials – newsletters, program announcements, reading programs, advocacy materials, literacy campaigns, etc.
Students will have access to the School of Information Studies Online Computer Lab – no software purchase is required.

Instructor: Rebecca Hall

Resource Description and Access: An Introduction to RDA, FRBR and Linked Data

September 17 - November 9

Only a few spots left!

This eight-week online workshop will first introduce participants to the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models that underlie RDA.  (FRBR and FRAD = Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records and for Authority Data.)  It will go on to introduce participants to the structure of RDA, the use of the online RDA Toolkit, how to catalog using RDA, and how to create RDA MARC records.  It will also show how RDA may be applied in enhanced database structures and in the Linked Data environment.  The workshop is intended for people with a working knowledge of AACR2 and MARC but not necessarily of FRBR or RDA.

Instructor: Steven Miller

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