BOSTON (December 16, 2009) — The Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has received a grant of $455,639 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the project "Curriculum, Cooperation, Convergence, Capacity — Four C's for the Development of Cultural Heritage Institutions."
GSLIS will partner with seven New England cultural institutions to incorporate museum informatics and data stewardship into an existing program of study. Partner affiliates are: American Textile History Museum, Concord Free Public Library, Connecticut Historical Society, Historic New England, Museum of African American History, Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, and Shelburne Museum. The grant supports institutional capacity building for cultural heritage convergence at GSLIS, and is funded for a period of three years.
Through the grant, GSLIS faculty will develop courses that form the basis for educating of a new type of information expert: the cultural heritage professional. Partner institutions will develop pilot internships, which will offer teams of students the opportunity to gain experience in areas including the creation, management, preservation, presentation, and use of digital assets. Partner institutions also will create case studies that will be used in the curriculum and will provide additional professional expertise. The curriculum and collaborative efforts of the partner affiliates will be supported by a digital curriculum laboratory, designed by GSLIS faculty and staff, to equip students with the specialist skills necessary for this emerging digital convergence environment.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
The nationally ranked Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science is one of the oldest and largest library and information science programs in the nation. It is also ranked as one of the top 10 Archives/Preservation Management programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report.
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