Postgraduate Course: Working with Collections (ENLI11090)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||*Please note this course is not open to any students outside of the MSc Book History & Material Culture programme*
This course will introduce students to a range of skills and competencies required for the effective management, conservation, development and display of special collections. It is designed to provide an introduction to practical issues in collections use and management that will be of interest to both to students who plan to use special collections in their future research and to those hoping to pursue a career working with libraries and collections.
This course will introduce students to a range of issues surrounding the conservation, management, and display of special collections, with particular emphasis on manuscript and printed materials. Issues to be covered include cataloguing, conservation techniques, digitisation, collection management, and display and exhibitions. Seminars will be taught by experts from the University Library and beyond.
The course is available to students from other MSc programmes with the approval of their programme directors and the course organiser.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand a variety of collections and their forms.
- Understand a range major issues in the management of collections.
- Understand digitisation, promotion and display of special collections.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Mole
Tel: (0131 6)50 4283
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030