Information Architecture: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

An in depth study of the concepts and practices of information architecture (IA). Students will read the existing literature related to IA and build complex web sites to address issues specific to information and library science based on current best practices

Required Textbook:

Dade-Robertson, M. 2011. The architecture of information: Architecture, interaction design and the patterning of digital information.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_656-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

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Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Nancy Florio

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

Introduction to the theoretical and practical issues confronting digital public historians, digital archivists, and digital curators of memorials and memory sites. This course is a combination of theoretical and hands-on approaches to the creation of cultural digital archives of memorial sites using OMEKA open source software. Using a combination lab and discussion format, students will gain direct experience creating digital archives. Working with the VOICES of September 11th 9/11 Living Memorial Project primary source material contributed by family members, students will help add to the digital collection
that will memorialize the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Information on 9/11 Memorials, corporations, community response to the attacks, and stories of the survivors and rescue workers will be added to the archive. In the process of adding this material to the 9/11 Living Memorial Project, students will apply theoretical knowledge gained through readings and discussions.

Required Textbook:

Cohen, D. J., Rosenzweig, R. 2006. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. (online)
Hughes, L. M. 2004. Digitizing collection: strategic issues for the information manager.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS652Syllabus-Summer_2012-Florio-Nancy.pdf

Preservation of Library Materials: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Josephine Sche

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

The fundamentals of materials preservation and conservation in libraries and archival institutions. Preservation continuing education, disaster recovery and planning, reformatting and digitization projects are explored.

Required Textbook:

Balloffet, N., Hille, J. 2005. Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_650-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Sche_Josephine.docx

Management of Electronic Resources and Services: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Yunseon Choi

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

Management and operation of electronic information resources and services in library and information centers. Selection and integrating system options; finance and budget; staff and end-user training; search strategies; database publishing and vendors; hardware/software; measurement/evaluation and future planning.

Required Textbook:

Yu, H., Breivold, S. 2008. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS642_Couse_outline.pdf

Business Information – Literature and Resources: Summer 2012

Instructor:

Elsie A. Okobi

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Summer 2012

Description:

A study of management information resources. This course analyzes the production and access of externally generated business and economics information in both online and print formats.

Required Textbook:

Moss, R., Ernsthausen, D. 2012. Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: a Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_618-Syllabus-Summer_2012-Okobi.pdf

Advanced Cataloging and Classification: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Josephine Sche

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

Cataloging of special library materials; new concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging; role of cataloging in public and technical services; metadata and cataloging of digital collection. Issues of name and subject authority control.

Required Textbook:

Taylor, A. G., Joudrey, D. N. 2009. The Organization of Information, 3rd ed.
Itner, S. S., Lazinger, S. S., Weihs. J., 2006. Metadata and Its Impact on Libraries.
Weber, M. B., Austin, F. A. 2011. Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR2 and RDA: a how to do it manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_606-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Sche_Josephine.docx

Introduction to Archival and Museum Work: Winter 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Winter 2012

Description:

An introduction to work in archives and museums including basic theories and methodologies and to the application of archival and museum theory in the digital world.

Required Textbook:

Hunter, G. S. 2003. Developing and maintaining practical archives: A How-to-Do-It Manual, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_597-S70-Syllabus-Winter_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf