Database Design & Development: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Charles-Antoine Julien

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

Required Textbook:

Frost, R., Day, J. Van Slyke, C. 2006. Database design and development. A visual approach.
Riordan, R. 2005. Designing effective database systems.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis657_winter2014_julien.pdf

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Information Retrieval: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Charles-Antoine Julien

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to textual and multimedia data.

Required Textbook:

Walkenbach, J. 2010. Excel 2010 power programming with VBA.
Manning, C. D., Raghavan, P., Schütze, H. 2008. Introduction to information retrieval.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis616_2014fall_julien.pdf

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

Database Management: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Jacek Gwizdka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This section of INF 385M will introduce you to data modeling and SQL. The focus will be on relational database concepts and on practical use of SQL. Topics will include data modeling, entity-relationship (ER) diagrams, introduction to SQL, transformation of E-R models to SQL, database normalization. MySQL and other open source tools will be used in practical assignments and in a course project.

Required Textbook:

Forta, B. 2005. MySQL Crash Course.

Link to Syllabus:

https://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Gwizdka_Jacek/2014/Fall/INF385M/schedule_inout.php

Concepts of Information Retrieval and Web Search: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Matt Lease

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

In an Information Age promising instant access to seemingly limitless digital information, search has become the dominant paradigm for enabling information access.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Lease_Matt/2014/Fall/INF384H/

Online Information Retrieval Techniques

Instructor:

William Saffady

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Description:

This course teaches concepts and methods of online information retrieval, emphasizing their application to bibliographic and non-bibliographic databases used by libraries, information centers, and related organizations. The course will emphasize the Dialog information service, but the principles covered will be broadly applicable to other online services and information products.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/618-syllabus-Saffady.pdf

Government Information Resources

Instructor:

School:

Rutgers

Semester:

Description:

An introduction to the nature and use of federal, local and international governments’ information resources; problems relating to the acquisition, bibliographic organization and reference use of public documents. Major emphasis on information resources of the U.S. Federal Government.

Required Textbook:

Hernon, Peter et al. 2002. United States Government Information: Policies and Sources.
Sources.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_541.pdf