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Subject: Distance education

Distance education

From: Brenda Weatherston <bweatherston>
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 1998
The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is offering the following two internet and print-based
distance education courses for museum and heritage professionals in
January of 1999. A range of of on-campus and on-site short immersion
courses are also being offered this spring. Please contact us if
you'd like more information!

Collections Management
January 12 - April 16
Please register by December 18
Fee: $589 (Canadian funds, approximately $390 USD, credit and
non-credit options available)

Despite significant shifts in approaches to programming, funding,
public access and community partnerships, collections-and the
knowledge they convey-remain the cornerstone of most museums. This
new print and internet-based course addresses both the roles of
collections in the changing museum world, and the principles and
practices which guide their acquisition, management and use. You
will develop your ability to:

    *   understand historic and contemporary factors which shape
        museum collections
    *   define how collections and their management relate to the
        institutional mission and community interests
    *   respect legal and ethical frameworks for collections
    *   understand the policy framework for collections management
    *   undertake a range of registration and documentation
    *   manage collections information
    *   ensure collection safety in storage, on exhibit, and in
    *   recognize the special needs of a range of collection types
        and uses
    *   address the range of current issues affecting collections
        and their management including ownership, access, copyright
        and deaccessioning
    *   plan for collections development in response to both
        institutional and community interests and needs

Instructor: Jacqueline Gijssen, Consultant in collections management
and museum planning development and operations.

Museum Information Management
Instructor: James Blackaby,
Senior Information Systems Analyst,
Walker Art Center and a consultant in information management
January 18 - April 23, 1999
Please register by: January 5
Fee: $589  (Canadian funds, approximately $390 USD, credit and
non-credit options available)

Museums and their collections hold a wealth of information that is
only fully valued as a core asset if it is effectively understood,
organized, and accessed. This unique Internet-based course explores
the multi-layered nature of museum information and goes on to
provide frameworks to support systematic and integrated organization
and management. You will develop your ability to:

    *   understand the fundamental importance of information to
        museums and the range of perspectives that influence its
    *   trace the philosophical, historical, and technological
        evolution of museum information management and understand
        how this shapes how information is gathered, structured,
        accessed and shared
    *   recognize the complex and interrelated types of information,
        using the ICOM-CIDOC model
    *   understand the ways in which current and emerging
        technologies enable museums to gather, manage and share this
    *   recognize the importance of integrated approaches to
        information management
    *   critically assess the information systems available to
    *   access resources and professional networks which support
        museum information management

For more information, please contact:

    Joy Davis, Program Director
    Brenda Weatherston, Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Division of Continuing Studies
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3030 STN CSC
    Victoria, BC CANADA V8W 3N6
    +1 250 721 8462
    Fax: +1 250 721 8774
    joydavis [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

To receive E-mail updates, contact: bweatherston [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:42
                 Distributed: Monday, November 9, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-42-020
Received on Wednesday, 4 November, 1998

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