COLLECTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM TO SUPPORT TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Clark and Elizabeth
The University of California, Irvine
How are teaching and research connected? The Boyer Commission Report
What is information literacy? Who defines it?
Information vs. Knowledge: preparing students for situations of
facilitating the consideration of context as well as content.
Other kinds of digital divides:
Access to old and rare collections
Access to lexical tools
Ways to cross-reference expertise
Can be integrated with source evaluation
from the Course
Advocacy for "Hybrid"
the traditional archive of knowledge, and rhetorical situations.
Instruction: Emphasizes the
digital resources and information literacy, and specific quantifiable
Instruction: Emphasizes the relationship
between learner and teacher, the synergy between digital and physical
archives, the dynamic of information and knowledge,
and connections between rhetorical situations and learning
Three Models for the Use of Digital
Collections in the Library
improve upon traditional paper indexes and finding aids to help users
Substitutive Model: Electronic
resources solve problems of access posed by the physical
archive and preserve documents from the rigors of use.
Synergistic Model: Electronic resources
encourage users to exploit the physical archive, and traditional
suggest new search strategies with digital materials.
For example, a capstone research paper (on the McCarthy Era) was revised to include more aspects of
the university's research community. The curriculum encouraged students
to take advantage of an extensive original website of primary sources, a considerably more comprehensive bibliography of materials from several divisions of the campus
library, forums with librarians and course directors and with distinguished visiting scholar Ellen
Schrecker, a film series, a hands-on in class experience with rare primary source materials from the Political
Literature Collection in UCI's
special collections division of the library, and prizes from the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program.
Digital collections that have used in the Humanities Core Course:
Michael Clark on
the Pedagogical Value of Digital Collections of Early American Documents
student writing enhanced by work with digital collections look like?
about Library-Faculty Collaboration at UCI