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Subject: Online course on object numbering

Online course on object numbering

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
MS208: Applying Numbers to Collection Objects: Materials and Methods
of Object Numbering

Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: May 9 - June 3, 2005
Price: $350

A popular AAM workshop, now available on-line by Northern States
Conservation Center at <URL:>. Applying
Numbers to Collection Objects covers the materials and methods of
Object Numbering. Topics covered by the lecture include registration
steps, handling objects, labeling and marking overview, number
placement and documentation, health and safety concerns, tags and
labels, transponders and barcodes, surface marks, inks and paints
and barrier coats. Each student receives a collections labeling kit.

The course will last for four weeks and cover all the details needed
to label collections without harming them. This course will include
handouts, on-line literature, slide lectures, and
student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course is limited to 20

If you are interested in the course, please sign up at
<URL:> and pay for the course at

If you have trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org.

Course Goals: To be able to determine what pen, ink, barrier coat,
or tag is appropriate for each object and storage or display

Class Outline

    1.  Introduction
    2.  Basic Concepts
    3.  Associating Numbers and Objects
    4.  Applying Numbers to Objects: Barrier Coats and Direct
        Surface Marking
    5.  Tools of Numbering
    6.  Recommended Numbering Procedures for Specific Objects
    7.  Conclusion

The course format is self-paced through 7 sections. The instructor
will be available at predetermined intervals throughout the course.
Students will be working individually and interact through forums
and scheduled on-line chats. Materials include web versions of
instructor Helen Alten's Powerpoint lectures, reading materials,
lecture notes, and a collections labeling kit with sample materials.
Supporting resources include message forums, weekly online chats,
email support, projects, quizzes, and links to relevant websites.

Here are some of the comments from last year's students:

   "Things I liked about the class: 1-Reading at my convenience,
    2-the forum because we could post questions, 3-the chat because
    it was an immediate discussion, 4-the thoroughness of the text
    and readings." - Student in MS208

   "What I liked were the prodigious "handouts" that I printed off
    the net, the illustrations and slides (although I'd like to see
    the herringbone stitch in the text instead of needing to find an
    embroidery book), and the fact that I could read and view on my
    own schedule. All in all, I learned more than I thought I
    would.  I and my colleagues are eager to have the "handouts" in
    a binder for immediate and future reference." - Student in MS208

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