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Past or portal? : enhancing undergraduate learning through special collections and archives

Past or portal? : enhancing undergraduate learning through special collections and archives

Author: Eleanor Mitchell; Peggy Seiden; Suzy Taraba
Publisher: Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the age of ubiquitous access to information, library special collections and archives have received renewed attention through digitization projects designed to share collections with the world at large. Yet these materials also offer opportunities for student learning through direct engagement with rare or unique items. While special collections and archives have largely been used by advanced researchers and
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Mitchell; Peggy Seiden; Suzy Taraba
ISBN: 9780838986103 0838986102
OCLC Number: 779777869
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Artifact. Colorado College. History and future of the book, a half-block course at Colorado College / Steve Lawson and Jessy Randall --
East Carolina University. Rebooting the Old North State : connecting undergraduates with state focused special collections materials / L.K. Gypsye Legge, Matthew Reynolds, and Dale Sauter --
Johns Hopkins University. Teaching by the book : the culture of reading in the George Peabody Library / Gabrielle Dean --
Scholar's bookshelf : recreating a premodern library for the classroom / Earle Havens --
Merton College. Oxford University : 'speed-dating' in special collections: a case study / Julia Walworth --
Ohio State University. Seeing through the 'priest's eye' : teaching medieval codicology and book history through William of Pagula's Oculus sacerdotis / Eric J. Johnson --
St. John's University. "Special collection" : a fine arts-library collaborative project / Claudia Sbrissa and Blythe E. Roveland-Brenton --
Skidmore College. Artists' books : esthetics, media, communication / Ruth Copans and John Anzalone --
University of Pennsylvania. Crazy for Pamela in the rare books library : undergraduates reflect on doing original research in special collections / Sarah Arkebaurer ... [and 13 others] --
Wake Forest University. Putting the material in materiality : the embedded special collections librarian / Megan Mulder and Carolyn Jones --
Whitman College. What is primary : teaching archival epistemology and the sources continuum. Pedagogy. Colorado College. Archival sound recordings in undergraduate education : the Rubén Cobos collection of Indo-Hispanic folklore / Victoria Lindsay Levine --
Connecticut College. Building a new model : faculty-archivist collaboration in architectural studies / Nova M. Seals --
Dartmouth College. Novel approach : teaching research through narrative / Stephanie Boone and Jay Satterfield --
Emory University. Teaching first-year writing with "all the detritus, debris and ephemera" of literary manuscripts / Elizabeth A. Chase --
Harvard University. Common ground : a collaboration between the Harvard University archives and the Harvard Yard archeology project / Barbara S. Meloni --
Millersville University. Engaging the text / Carla Mary Rineer and Marilyn McKinley Parrish --
New York University. Computing in the humanities @ NYU libraries / Janet Bunde, Deena Engel, and Paula Feid --
Pennsylvania State University. "Pulling on the white gloves ... is really sort of magic" : report on engaging history undergraduates with primary sources / Doris Malkmus --
University of Chicago. Lighting fires in creative minds : teaching creative writing in special collections / David Pavelich --
University of Colorado, Boulder. Special collections instruction in the sciences : a collaborative model / Barbara Losoff, Caroline Sinkinson, and Elizabeth Newsom --
University of Houston. More than gold leaf : teaching undergraduates in capstone courses about the scholarly use of medieval manuscripts / Julie Grob --
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Making it personal : engaging students with their university / Ellen D. Swain --
University of Minnesota. Teaching research and learning skills with primary sources : three modules / Ryan Bean and Linnea M. Anderson --
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Teaching digital history through the university archives : the case of Nebraska U : a collaborative history / Peterson Brink, Mary Ellen Ducey, Andrew Jewell, and Douglas Seefeldt --
University of Oregon. Student as historian/student as historical actor : documenting the student experience at the University of Oregon / Heather Briston --
University of the Pacific. Special collections laboratory : integrating archival research into undergraduate courses in psychology and music / Shan C. Sutton --
University of Vermont. Teaching cultural memory : using and producing digitized archival material in an online course / Robin M. Katz --
University of Wyoming. When did Sacajewea die anyway? : challenging students with primary sources / Rick Ewig. Program. Augustana College. Faulty buy-in : encouraging student use through faculty stipends / Sarah M. Horowitz and Jamie L. Nelson --
Iowa State University. Collaboration between the Iowa State University honors program and the special collections department (ISU library) / Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Laurie Fiegel, and Ashley Rosener --
Oberlin College. Building a book studies program at a liberal arts college / Laura Baudot and Wendy Hyman --
University of California. "Links in the chain" : connecting undergraduates with primary source materials at the University of California / Sherri Berger, Ellen Meltzer, and Lynn Jones --
University of Wyoming, Laramie. Books IN history; books AS history : teaching undergraduates in the Toppan Rare Books Library, University of Wyoming / Anne Marie Lane --
Wesleyan University. Where do we go from here? : evaluating a long-term program of outreach and making it better / Suzy Taraba. Work. Bryn Mawr College. Real objects, real spaces, real expertise : an undergraduate seminar curates an exhibition on the medieval Book of hours / Marianne Hansen --
Carleton College. Exhibiting artists' books : three perspectives from a curatorial seminar / Laurel Bradley, Kristi Wermager, and Gabriel Perri Silberblatt --
Dickinson College. Finding value and meaning through work/study in the archives / James W. Gerencser --
Dickinson College. Social networking software in the archives : using blogs to engage students with primary sources / Malinda Triller --
Lafayette College. Waiting to excel : undergraduate research partnerships in special collections at Lafayette College / Diane Windham Shaw --
Mississippi State University. Swing around the circle / Sarah Dauterive and Ryan P. Semmes --
Ramapo College of New Jersey. American history textbook project : the making of a student-centered special collection at a public liberal arts college / Christina Connor and Steven P. Rice --
Swarthmore College. Early novels database and undergraduate research : a case study / Rachel Sagner Buurma, Anna Tione Levine, and Richard Li --
Tulane University. Amistad research center case study / Christopher Harter --
University of Delaware. Learning as doing : undergrads using special collections for conservation and material culture studies / Deborah C. Andrews, Vicki Cassman, L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin --
University of Hawaii, Hilo. UH-Hilo & the Christensen Photographic Collection : preserving a piece of Hamākua's history / Kerri A. Inglis and Helen Wong Smith --
University of Wisconsin, Madison. "Science circa 1859 : on the eve of Darwin's On the origin of species" : a class-curated exhibit / Robin E. Rider. --
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Responsibility: edited by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba.


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