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Actually the one program I am looking into is through the University of
Illinois - Champaign/Urbana.
Here is a link to the program:

http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/

-Mike Farrington

Michael Farrington
Recording Engineer
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 274-1167

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> From:         Watsky, Lance
> Reply To:     Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> Sent:         Tuesday, March 25, 2003 1:08 PM
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> Subject:      Re: [ARSCLIST] MLS in relation to an archivist
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> Since we are on the topic of obtaining the MLS. Does anyone know if there
> are any schools that provide the training thru on-line courses.
>
> Lance Watsky
> Media Specialist
> The Georgia Archives
> 330 Capitol Ave., S.E.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: andy kolovos [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:56 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] MLS in relation to an archivist
>
>
> Michael,
>
> The MLS is very important.  However, I would stress the greater importance
> of programs that offer an MLS with an archival focus or archival
> certification rather than just a straight MLS degree.  And I would like to
> reiterate the extreme importance of a program with ALA accreditation.
> There are programs in "Archival Science" or "Archival Management" but I
> don't know anyone who went through one.  I might be worth your while to
> look at programs that have (depending on your interests) a music
> librarianship component if you're interested in published recordings or
> one
> that has opportunities for work with field audio.
>
> I'm somewhat biased as an alum, but at the School of Information and
> Library Science at Indiana University you can follow a special
> collections/archival track, take courses in music librarianship, have
> access to all their "Information Science" classes that focus on digital
> applications and (best of all to me as an eternal student in the Dept. of
> Folklore and Ethnomusicology) get a dual MLS/Folklore-Ethnomusicology MA.
> The dual degree was instituted after I wrapped up all my work so I can't
> say much about it as far as coursework practicalities, but it was created
> at least in part with the idea of training archivists to work with
> ethnographic field materials, of which audio forms a large part.  IU also
> houses the Archives of Traditional Music, which is a great place to
> augment
> one's training via an internship or some such thing.
>
> That said, while I was an MLS student at IU, the library school had a real
> focus on the whole get-rich-quick-dot.com-boom-informaiton-science-glitz
> thing, and the MLS end really suffered for it.  They are apparently
> getting
> a new dean soon, so that might change, but I just don't know.  However, if
> you're interested in exploring music librarianship and
> folklore-ethnomusicology as a way to add something to archival training,
> IU
> has a lot of opportunities.
>
> Andy (the biased Archivist/Folklorist)
>
> At 11:07 PM 3/24/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >After lurking for about six months, this is my first post to the
> Arsclist.
> >Obviously since this is a mailing list for archivists, this question I
> have
> >is completely appropriate for many of you to answer.
> >
> >I wanted to know what role a Master's Degree in Library Science plays in
> >finding employment as an archivist.  What I am looking for is an
> archivist
> >position at a college or university.  I have the basic audio engineering
> >skills one would find desirable in a candidate for an archivist position
> but
> >no library skills.  Would pursuing a MLS degree be worth my time or is
> there
> >a better way to acquire these skills to become an archivist?
> >
> >At this time I have no desire to become strictly a librarian, although it
> is
> >possible that if/when I complete a MLS degree that my opinion might
> change.
> >Any comments would be welcome and appreciated.
> >
> >Michael Farrington
> >
> >Michael Farrington
> >Recording Engineer
> >Eastman School of Music
> >26 Gibbs St.
> >Rochester, NY 14604
> >(585) 274-1167
> >
> >
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> Andy Kolovos
> Archivist/Folklorist
> Vermont Folklife Center
> P.O. Box 442
> Middlebury, VT 05753
> (802) 388-4964
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