Website Creation

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LI843 The Printed Book (Artifact)

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P.V. 4 Mentorship: Guide and teach current and future clients and information professionals to ensure the continued growth of the field.

 Reflective Statement:

The purpose of the course Web Design and Development (LI843) is to familiarize students with the creation and management of Websites enabling them to add relevant real world skills to their library science degree. As part of the course students learned to create a variety of Web pages using programming utilities such as XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and JavaScript. For a final project everyone was required to create an authentic Website emphasizing a component of library or information resources.

For my final project I put an archival slant to my work and took on the task of presenting an informational Website dedicated to the printed book. The Website is based on Tanselle’s theory that the physicality of the book should be considered just as important as the book i.e., the object is artifact. In as such I dedicated four Web pages to discussing Paper, Typography, Illustration, and Binding.

With the ongoing mantras of the books is dead it is important to have a foundation in what makes up the printed book. This artifact demonstrates my ability to give introductory information on the book as an artifact for both patrons and professionals alike.