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Using Digital Content To Provide Students With Virtual Experiences In An Online History Of The Book Course, Lisl Zach, Shawn Martin Jul 2014

Using Digital Content To Provide Students With Virtual Experiences In An Online History Of The Book Course, Lisl Zach, Shawn Martin

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The History of the Book course is a traditional mainstay of library and information science (LIS) education and a perennial favorite among students valuing contact with physical artifacts. In the digital age, knowledge representation has become independent of individual objects and such classes need to reflect these changes. Working collaboratively with experts from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, Drexel University and UPenn faculty have developed a new online version of this discussion based course offered as part of the MS(LIS) degree in the College of Computing and Informatics. This new ...