Sarah T. Roberts
iSchool at Illinois
This is a three-credit course on digital librarianship focusing on licensed, vendor-created electronic resources. This course is designed to give students an overview of the managerial, standards, legal, and technological issues related to the management of licensed resources such as e-journals, e-books, full text databases, digital audio and video files, and e-references resources. It has a significant copyright and licensing component. The course is useful for students in all library tracks. The course has no prerequisites and no technical background is required, although we will cover some technical material from a managerial perspective.
Harris, L.E. 2009. Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians, 2nd ed.
Litman, J. 2001. Digital Copyright.
Russell, C. 2004. Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide For Librarians.
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The iSchool at Illinois
Project management skills are essential for LIS practitioners who want to be leaders. Effective project management is needed to create everything from digital libraries, to community informatics outreach projects, to new physical library facilities. This is a comprehensive course in project management for anyone who is serious about planning and managing successful projects.
This course combines knowledge, tools and techniques that are common to managing successful projects in any field with insight into the special challenges of managing projects in the LIS field. General project management subjects covered include a framework for project management, as well as the key project management knowledge areas: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement. Specific LIS project management subjects covered include the demand for project management skills in libraries, case studies of projects in both large and small libraries, and methods for addressing the special challenges of digital library projects.
Schwalbe, K. (2009). Information Technology Project Management (6th ed.).
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