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Simmons SLIS Travel Course in Seoul, South Korea

The Simmons University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to invite LIS students from ALA-accredited master's programs to apply for enrollment in our Summer 2019 travel course in Seoul, South Korea. The program provides two weeks of on-site instruction in Seoul from approximately July 24 - August 12, 2019, with online instruction in the weeks before departure. This course is offered as part of a partnership with Yonsei University's Department of Library and Information Science. 

Applications are due Friday March 1. Interested students should email the SLIS Office of Admissions at to begin an application.

Please verify with your home institution that courses taken at Simmons SLIS will count for transfer credit back to your current program before applying. In addition to Simmons tuition, there is an additional travel fee for this course. For more information please contact Carolyn Gallmeyer at

Metadata (LIS 445) will be taught by Professor Jeffrey Pomerantz, covering the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. 

Site visits will include trips to important LIS institutions like the Korea National Library, Yonsei University Samsung Library, and the Korean Film Archive. Potential extracurricular excursions include Gyeongbokgung Place, the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North Korea, and a baseball game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

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