Web Development: Spring 2011

Instructor:

Katy DeCorah

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Description:

Design and development of producing information for the World Wide Web. Lectures include the basic program languages for web development and web-authoring software. Design, planning, security, administration and management of websites will also be examined.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/cci/images/ist361-s12-syllabus.pdf

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Web 3.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals: Summer 2011

Instructor:

Lori Bell

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2011

Description:

Library and information science professionals around the world are deep in the midst of implementing user-generated content and social Web applications. But what comes next? In a world where Google is the dominant reference paradigm and patrons are comfortable texting in queries, how will the profession save itself and adapt its way toward continued relevance? Web 3.0 may be the greatest challenge to the existing library infrastructure because it promises to make vast amounts of machine-readable data easily digestible in informal settings on cheap devices. The semantic web could be our next killer app, but only if we can find ways to leverage it properly. And the mobile revolution also promises to keep people away from libraries in droves unless librarians learn to harness the new capabilities. This course will give students the ability to understand new technology trends in the 2- to 5-year time frame and position both themselves, their employers and their patrons for productive implementation of these computer-based innovations. Expect plenty of expert speakers, case-studies, hands-on demos, forum discussions and reflective writing exercises.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_bell_ss11.pdf

Information Behavior in Virtual Environments: Spring 2011

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2011

Description:

This seminar takes place in immersive virtual world platforms including Second Life (SL), Inworldz, Heritage Key, Blue Mars and other virtual information environments. The seminar allows students to examine virtual world innovations including avatar-mediated library services, immersive educational environments, historic recreations, and others. Students join inworld professional groups and interest groups; study avatar information needs and information seeking behavior; create virtual interactive collections, subject guides and pathfinders; acquire virtual world information literacy (VWIL) and basic building skills; and master information sharing and presentation tools. Projects involve students in applying skills learned via inworld tasks in producing VW informative events. Project-based, research and professional focus, inworld and classroom workshop format.

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_Nahl_sp2011.doc

Business Librarianship: An Introduction to Resources, Concepts and Services: Summer 2011

Instructor:

Ruth A. Pagell

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Description:

Librarians and information specialists in most libraries as well as in their personal lives face business-related information needs. It is not a lack of resources that is challenging but a glut of ever-changing internet and commercial sources, many of which are irrelevant or inaccurate. By the end of this course, students will understand common business language and concepts and be able to link the terminology to information resources that will meet the needs of users in different service settings.

The goal of this course is to give students hands-on experience using basic information tools of business and introduce them to the language of business as it relates to the resources for business research. Emphasis is on understanding underlying business concepts, recognizing the types of resources needed to answer business questions effectively, using some of the main information sources available from both the internet and commercial databases and gaining an understanding of business librarianship in a variety of settings through guest discussions.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/693_pagell_ss11.pdf

Asian American Resources for Children & Youth: Summer 2011

Instructor:

Nyla Fujii-Babb

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2011

Description:

The course focuses on an examination of Asian American resources for children and youth and for the library professionals working with them. It includes an overview of the socio-historical roots of various Asian groups in the United States; a survey of trends and issues related to multi ethnic authoring and publishing; the creation of and application of evaluative criteria for information in this area; and an exploration of curricular and library program promotion of these resources.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/689_fujiibabb_SS11.pdf

Information Needs, Searching, and Presentation: Fall 2011

Instructor:

William Jones

School:

University of Washington

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

We already all know something about Search. After the course, you should know more. Specifically you should know more about:

  • Search in all its many variations – in and outside the search “box”.
  • The different search strategies and techniques.
  • Choosing the right sources to search.
  • Perspectives on search including those of the end user, search service providers, content providers and IT implementers of search.
  • How search works. How is an index built? How are queries processed?
  • Needs assessment and search evaluation.

Required Textbook:

Morville, P., Callender, J., St. Laurent, S. 2010. Search Patterns.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.washington.edu/info320/au11/