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IS 591 Z1 - Adv Topics in Info Services - Genealogy

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Information Services, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

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Geneaology: This course provides an introduction to genealogy and genealogical research, the basic research cycle, and common records and resources, and strategies used to complete family history reference requests. We-ll explore the history and evolution of genealogy as a popular pastime in the United States, the growth and monetization of genealogy services, and other current topics including DNA testing and crowd-sourced research. Students will gain confidence and skills to handle basic genealogical research questions through lectures, readings, discussions, and by completing multiple reference-related assignments. Students will explore the relationship between genealogists and libraries/archives and how to serve this population through focused collection development and public service. Course Code UWMad-LIS6402209-UWMad-LIS640, Dates: 10/05/2020 - 11/08/2020

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Fall


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