Developing a Practicum in Digital Collection Management

  • Anna Bernhard Colorado State University
Keywords: digitization, student training, practicum, collection management


Engaging student workers in digitizing and cataloging image collections can be difficult yet through the development of a practicum course, as described in this case study, students find the work deeply rewarding, which in turn benefits the collection. The following pages will describe how to create a course that better prepares students for careers in the arts and design world by educating students about the role of collection management.

Author Biography

Anna Bernhard, Colorado State University

Anna Bernhard received her MSLIS from Pratt University and her M.Phil. from Trinity College Dublin. She is the Director of Stanley G. Wold Resource Center and Art Library at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO).

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