The focus of this course is on the role and potential of the World Wide Web as a medium for communicating information on archival institutions, programs and services, making finding aids and archival descriptive systems available to users, providing online access to digital and/or digitized records and documents, and promoting among the general public a broad awareness of the importance of archives in contemporary societies. The importance of the WWW as a source of information and knowledge for archivists will be enlightened as well. Through lectures, presentations on specific topics and analysis of archival web sites, students will gain insight into relevant issues arising from the nature and characteristics of the Web. In addition, students will learn how to make correct and fruitful use of the Web in archival work. Issues and techniques related to the planning, production, and management of large World Wide Web sites will be discussed and students will gain information and experience in organization and design as well as hardware and software development tools.
ARST 5000 with a minimum grade of C (can be taken concurrently)
ARST 5100 with a minimum grade of C (can be taken concurrently)