Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

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Rutgers

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Description:

This course will examine the historical and legal background of censorship in library and information services and current trends and topics in intellectual freedom. Students will learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom policies as a key component of professional practice in all types of library and information services.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_584.pdf

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Management of Libraries and Information Centers

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Rutgers

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Description:

An introduction to the current state of management theory, ethics, and practice focusing on leadership and the management of organizational change. Organizational culture is explored as an underpinning for the principal roles and functions of managers, including developing information policy; and managing new information technologies, information and decision support systems, finances, and human resources conducive to the creation of a multicultural workforce for a multicultural society.

Required Textbook:

Moran, B.B., Stueart, R.D. 2012. Library and Information Center Management, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_570.pdf

Preservation of Library and Archival Materials

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School:

Rutgers

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Description:

How to keep what we have for as long as we want to have it. The risks to physical materials, and the ways of preventing loss. Deterioration, environmental controls, and principles of handling. Reformatting. Digital preservation.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_556.pdf

Multimedia Production

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Rutgers

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Description:

A laboratory course in the design and production of multimedia resources for libraries, media centers, and information systems and other informational applications. Examines and critiques current uses of new media and provides skills in user-centered multimedia design.

Required Textbook:

Castro, E. 2007. HTML, XHTML & CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_555.pdf

Information Visualization and Presentation

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Rutgers

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This course provides a thorough introduction to the emerging field of Information Visualization. The goal of Information Visualization is to use human perceptual capabilities to gain insights into large and abstract data sets that are difficult to extract using standard query languages. Specific abstract data sets that will be studied are: symbolic, tabular, networked, hierarchical, or textual information.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_554.pdf

Digital Libraries

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Rutgers

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Description:

Fundamental issues, problems, and approaches to digital libraries, reflecting differing efforts and thinking in a number of fields and enterprises. Variety of digital library types, collections and resources, nationally and internationally. Organization, services, use, and evaluation of digital libraries. Economic, legal, preservation, and management issues; relation to traditional libraries. Research and developmental projects and initiatives. Trends into the future.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_553.pdf

Understanding Library Systems and Software Applications

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Rutgers

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Covers the evaluation, selection, application, integration and management of information systems supporting library and information services. Includes systems and software for content management, circulation, acquisition, cataloging and access, and digital library networks.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_552.pdf