Research Principles & Analysis: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Karyn Moffatt

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

Required Textbook:

Wildemuth, N. M. 2009. Application of social research methods to questions in Information and Library Science.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis611_2014winter_moffatt_sec002.pdf

Introduction to Data Mining: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Benjamin Fung

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Introduction to data mining. Includes data preprocessing, data warehouse architecture,online analytical processing (OLAP), online analytical mining (OLAM), basic concepts and methods of frequent patterns mining, association rules mining, classification analysis, cluster analysis, and text mining.

Required Textbook:

Han, J., Kamber, M., Pei, J., Kaufmann, M. 2012. Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis693_2014winter_fung_20130923.pdf

Competitive Intelligence: Winter 2014

Instructor:

France Bouthillier, Justin Soles

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Introduction to the competitive intelligence process in profit and not-for-profit organizations. The course provides an overview of the principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through various analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Topics include legal and ethical aspects, information audit, and cooperative intelligence.

Required Textbook:

Bouthillier, F., Shearer, K. 2003. Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software: A Guide to Evaluating CI Technology.
Fleisher, C.S., Bensoussan, B.E. 2007. Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods.
Fleisher, C.S., Bensoussan, B.E. 2003. Strategic and Competitive Analysis: Methods and Techniques for Analyzing Business Competition.
Pollard, A. 1999. Competitor Intelligence: Strategy, Tools and Techniques for Competitive Advantage.
Vibert, C. 2004. Competitive Intelligence: A Framework for Web-based Analysis and Decision Making.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis665_2014winter_bouthillier.pdf

Knowledge Taxonomies: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Kimiz Dalkir

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

Required Textbook:

Lambe, P. 2009. Organising Knowledge. Taxonomies, knowledge and organizational effectiveness.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis663_2013fallrev_dalkir.pdf

Intellectual Capital: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Kimiz Dalkir

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

  • Demonstrate understanding of key intellectual capital and organizational memory management concepts;
  • To model the flow, sharing and leveraging of intellectual assets;
  • To identify some of the principal cultural characteristics that are necessary to encourage organizational learning and innovation;
  • To describe the links between individual and organizational learning;
  • To monitor, value, categorize and report intellectual capital.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis662_2014winter_dalkir.pdf

Knowledge Management: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Kimiz Dalkir

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

Required Textbook:

Dalkir, K. 2011. Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis661_2013fall_dalkir.pdf

Database Design & Development: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Charles-Antoine Julien

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

Required Textbook:

Frost, R., Day, J. Van Slyke, C. 2006. Database design and development. A visual approach.
Riordan, R. 2005. Designing effective database systems.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis657_winter2014_julien.pdf

Archival Principles & Practice: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Gordon Burr

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including records life cycle, history of archives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeeping systems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference and access, social and cultural systems, financial and legal systems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising, legal issues, archives-related professions, research methodology and implementation.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis645_2013fall_burr.pdf

Descriptive Bibliography: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Richard Virr

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

Required Textbook:

Bland, M. 2010. A guide to early printed books and manuscripts.
Gaskell, P. 1972. A New Introduction to Bibliography.
Bowers, F. 1994. Principles of Bibliographic Description.
Carter, J. 2004. An ABC for Book Collectors, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis644_2014winter_virr.pdf

Preservation Management: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Eun G. Park

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

The course covers the principles and practices for intellectual and physical preservation of historical and cultural heritage materials in all forms to extend their durability and assure continued accessibility, through selection, conservation, migration, digitization, and preservation strategies, digitization management and ongoing evaluation. It consists of lectures, guest lectures, tours, student presentations, and group discussion.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis642_2014winter_park_short.pdf