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SLIS 702 - Introduction to Technical Services

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: SLIS 701

Corequisite: SLIS 701

Instructor: Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Note: Please register for this course by August 17, 2017. Sections for this course: J50 (students in SC), J91 (students in other states cohort) and J92 (students in other countries cohort). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition.


Course Description

Technical services in libraries and other information agencies; theory and practice of bibliographic control, collection management, descriptive and subject cataloging, and technical applications.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Mondays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. ET. Students may view the sessions live online or may view them at a later time; all students are responsible for the material covered. The Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of November 20, 2017, 11:14 pm (Subject to change)



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