LIS 446 Art Documentation

This course addresses the creation, management, and dissemination of art information in museums and in their archives and libraries, as well as in academic art libraries and visual collections. Topics include: the historical development of art research collections in museums and libraries; impact of new technologies on research and collection management; use of social media and the related information management issues; developments in field-specific standards such as CCO and the various Getty vocabularies, with an emphasis on the impact on access to visual materials; developments in cross-institutional projects; and issues specific to small museum libraries and archives.