Creating Information Infrastructures: Spring 2015

Instructor:

Katy Lawley

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2015

Description:

Creating Information Infrastructures introduces students to the foundations of acquiring and managing collections, information structures, indexing and discovery systems in Library and Information Studies. The course introduces theoretical concepts, trends, systems, and technologies central to this area of the field and equips students with the skills and conceptual
background to create and manage information systems and services. The course is centered on the exploration of library and archival information systems, with students working to create,
index, and produce their own objects and descriptive metadata for physical and digital contexts. In order to introduce students to the broad world of information institutions, how they
manage resources and provide access for their users the course is broken into four thematic areas:

  • Terms of reference: What are information institutions, and in what social context do they exist?
  • Get it: What kinds of resources do information institutions manage, and how do they come to have them?
  • Find it: How do institutions manage these resources, what conceptual and functional skills are required for this work, and what benefits and limitations exist for each approach (e.g., automated vs. manual)?
  • Serve it: How do information institutions provide access to these resources in physical and Web-based settings?

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/lawleylbsc671syllabus.spring2015.pdf

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Collection Development and Management: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Donghee Sinn

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

This course is a survey of theoretical and practical aspects of the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and management of resources to meet the information needs of clientele in libraries and other institutional environments. The course covers a variety of related issues, including analysis of information needs, criteria for selection, publishing trends, electronic access, resource sharing, outsourcing, collection use evaluation, and useful resources for collection development.

Required Textbook:

Evans, G. E. 2005. Developing Library and Information Center Collections.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/cci/images/IIST606_Fall_2011.pdf

Film Collections in Libraries: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Carol Kellett and Rohayati Paseng

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course presents an overview of film from its historical antecedents to the present and how it fits into the bibliographical structure and sources in science, social science, and humanities. Topics include a general discussion of the history, language, technology, and business of film; film theories and genres; representation of cultures and societies in film; developing and preserving a film collection.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/693_kellett_s12.pdf

Collection Management: Spring 2009

Instructor:

Brian Richardson

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2009

Description:

Principles and issues of collection management and care. Criteria and tools for selecting and deselecting materials. Relationships with publishers/producers.

Required Textbook:

Evans, E. G. 2005. Developing Library and Information Center Collections, 5th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/615_richardson_s09.pdf

Collection Development: Winter 2013

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2013

Description:

  1. To gain an understanding of the development and maintenance of information collections in various types of libraries and information centers.
  2. To prepare and interpret policies relating to the building of information collections of both traditional (books, periodicals, manuscripts, etc.) and electronic media.
  3. To become conversant with evaluation criteria in the selection process.
  4. To become conversant with sources and methods of acquisition of various forms of materials.
  5. To learn methods for collection assessment.
  6. To understand the basics of materials budgets and budget monitoring.

Required Textbook:

Evans, G. E., Saponaro, M. Collection Management Basics, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis618_2013winter_bennett.pdf

Collection Development: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Arlene Bielefield

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

Principles of library collection development and evaluation. Business of library acquisitions: vendors, gift and exchange, cooperative resource sharing. Impact of document delivery and electronic publishing.

Required Textbook:

Evans, G. E., Saponaro, M. 2005. Developing Library and Information Center Collections.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.southernct.edu/ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_519-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Bielefield_Arlene.doc

Film and Media Collections: Summer 2010

Instructor:

Nancy E. Friedland

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Summer 2010

Description:

The course will provide an introduction to building and maintaining collections and services related to visual media, primarily moving image, sound and ephemera. Discussions will survey key components such as the history of film and media in library collections, collection development, access, equipment, copyright, emerging technologies and management of non-print formats.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Syllabus-Film-2010-Summer.pdf