International Librarianship: Summer 2006

Instructor:

Anthony Olden

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2006

Description:

International and comparative librarianship; comparative research methodology; sources of information; education and literacy; the politics of language; what people read and why; the influence of social, cultural, political and economic factors; the role of national, international and other professional associations and organizations; the library profession and professional education; working abroad: cultural and career issues.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/701_Olden.pdf

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Introduction to Multimedia Technology & Resources: Fall 2006

Instructor:

Carol S.Y. Kellett

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2006

Description:

Introduces the latest and specialized technologies for providing, managing, and designing
information services within a library environment. Provides basic experience in desktop
productivity software and web publishing, bibliographic database software, and qualitative and
quantitative data analysis.

Libraries are in the business of not only providing information resources and services to its users but to give them information literacy skills that extend beyond the walls of the library and university into everyday life. Librarians are the heart and soul of delivering these services to library users and must therefore be thoroughly familiar with the technology that resides “underneath” the delivery of information services.

Librarians catalog and index vast collections of materials, provide tools to find these materials (online catalog, tutorials, guides), and instruct library users on how to find information. Librarians must be able to read and synthesize vast amounts of information sources and materials and present them to library users in a manner that they understand – that the role and function of the library and librarian is to guide the library user in evaluating the creation of knowledge.

This course presents an overview of basic tools and techniques which are necessary in almost all library environments and for most MLISc classes. Topics include a general discussion of both graphical and character-based operating systems, the application of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software in information environments, internet applications such as email and web browsers, the creation of HTML documents within a unix operating system environment, and ongoing discussions on information technology and its use in libraries.

Required Textbook:

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

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_kellett.pdf

Library Architecture & Planning: Summer 2006

Instructor:

Ann Curry

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2006

Description:

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge necessary to participate effectively in or to manage a library renovation project or a new building project. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills which students need to evaluate personnel, systems, and services during a construction project so that the new or renovated library facility is cost-effective
and appropriate to users’ needs. Students will gain a greater understanding of the architecture profession and the interdisciplinary nature of building projects.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/693_curry.pdf

Database Management and Information Retrieval: Spring 2006

Instructor:

David Hendry

School:

University of Washington

Semester:

Spring 2006

Description:

Theories and models in system-centered approaches to information retrieval and database management. Information retrieval and database management systems include text and multimedia databases, web search engines and digital libraries. Issues in system design, development and evaluation, and tools for searching, retrieval, user interfaces, and usability.

Required Textbook:

Connolly, T. M., Begg, C. E. 200). Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management, 4th ed.
Belew, R. K. 2001. Finding Out About: A Cognitive Perspective on Search Engine Technology and the WWW.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.washington.edu/info340/docs/info340sp06_syllabus.pdf