LIS500 - The Life Cycle of Information (Autumn 2006)
Overview of the major concepts, processes and systems, actors, and operations in the life cycle of information. Introduction to the creation, publishing and distribution, evaluation and selection, organization, access, retrieval, and use of information. Exploration of the social context in which these processes and their stakeholders interact.
LIS510 - Information Behavior (Autumn 2006)
Introduction to the user-centered approach to information behavior. Theoretical foundations of various information behaviors such as information need, utilizing, gathering, seeking, and evaluating. Synthesis of user studies, construction of user profiles, performance of gap analysis, and application of the results of user studies to improve services and system design.
This course examines the role that Information Behavior has in Human-Computer Interaction. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of how people interact with digital technology and how those technologies can best be designed and implemented. The premise of this course is that information behavior has an essential, and under-recognized, role to play in the field of HCI. The course includes an introduction of those theoretical, empirical, and design foundations of HCI that have the most explicit relationships to information behavior. A portion of the course will focus on recent developments in HCI, including the study and design of ubiquitous, social, personified, and robotic technologies, and what information behavior's role might be in the design and evaluation of these developing technologies.
Concepts, processes, and skills related to parts of the life cycle of knowledge involving creation, production, distribution, selection, collection, and services to facilitate access. Specific discussion topics include characteristics of recorded knowledge; organizations and services devoted to managing access to recorded knowledge; principles associated with development of recorded knowledge and collections.
LIS526 - Government Publications (Spring 2007)
Introduction to government publications of the United States and their acquisition, organization, and use. Other topics covered include the public's right to know, the Federal Depository Library Program, government influences in our daily lives, and future directions in government information.
LIS530 - Organization of Information and Resourcess (Spring 2007)
Introduction to issues in organization of information and documents including: analysis of intellectual and physical characteristics of documents; principles and practice in surrogate creation, including standards and selection of metadata elements; theory of classification, including semantic relationships and facet analysis; creation of controlled vocabularies; and display and arrangement.
LIS531 - Catalogs, Cataloging, and Classification (Autumn 2007)
Develops an understanding of library catalogs as information retrieval systems. Introduces library cataloging and classification. Focus on principles and standards in the creation of catalogs and cataloging records. Includes practice in descriptive and subject cataloging and classification. User perspective emphasized throughout.
Introduction and overview of information systems, system architectures, and retrieval models. Emphasis given to the role of users in the design, development, and evaluation of information retrieval and database management systems.
LIS541 - Internet Technologies and Application (Autumn 2006)
Overview of Internet technologies including networking hardware, the TCP/IP protocol suite, addressing, packets and routing, the client/server model. End-user applications for communication and collaboration such as telnet, FTP, email, conferencing, and streaming media. Web site creation, development, and management.
LIS542 - Conceptual Database Design (Winter 2008)
Introduction to relational database theory and technology from an information science perspective. Focuses on traditional transactional database theory, architecture and implementation in a user-centered systems context. Introduces set and graph theory, relational algebra, and data warehouses.
LIS544 - Information Retrieval System (Winter 2008)
Covers theories and models in information retrieval (IR) and reviews user-centered and system-centered approaches. Issues involved in the design, development and evaluation of IR systems are examined including: methods and tools for document analysis, retrieval techniques, search engines, interfaces, usability, evaluation.
LIS550 - Information in Social Context (Autumn 2007)
Concepts, processes, and issues related to the larger social context within which the life cycle of knowledge is played out. Discussion topics include intellectual freedom, information as public/private good, intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality, information liability, information and telecommunications policy, the economics of information, and other professional values.
LIS551 - Intellectual Freedom in Libraries (Spring 2007)
Analysis of issues related to intellectual freedom, particularly to implications for libraries and librarians. Consideration of current legal climate, conformity versus freedom in modern world, librarian as censor, social responsibility and individual freedom, intellectual freedom of children, prospects for future.
Develops knowledge and skills in instruction and training functions for library and information settings. Issues and strategies for learning and teaching. Design, development, and evaluation of information and technology literacy programs. Addresses the needs of users when designing and delivering instruction.
LIS570 - Research Methods (Summer 2007)
Research as a process from problem definition and formulation of questions to design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Students recognize research opportunities, translate them into researchable frameworks, design research projects, and implement results in libraries and other information agencies.
LIS580 - Management for Information Organizations (Summer 2007)
Introduction to internal and external management issues and practices in information organizations. Internal issues include organizational behavior, organizational theory, personnel, budgeting, planning. External issues include organizational environments, politics, marketing, strategic planning, funding sources.
LIS587 - Library Technology Systems (Winter 2008)
Developing criteria for selection and design of information technology systems for libraries and information centers. Applying criteria in evaluation of hardware and software. Examining related management challenges, such as vendor relations, financing options, personnel requirements, and design of auxiliary activities.
LIS600 - Independent Study or Research (Autumn 2007)
Researching and writing a descriptive article on internet
censorship in Hungary, under the supervision of professor Karine Barzilai-Nahon.
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