Database Content Evaluation: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Peter Jacso

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

To study the objectives, principles and methods of evaluating digital information sources (especially databases), for advising users in selecting databases and Web sites most appropriate for their information needs, and for making database licensing decisions.

Required Textbook:

Jacsó, P. 2001. Content Evaluation of Textual CD-ROM and Web Databases.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/675_jacso_f12.doc

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Digital Librarianship: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Peter Jacso

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

To study –from the viewpoint of librarians and information specialists- the evolving field of digital librarianship: the roles of the librarians and other information specialists in the digital age, the types of digital collections, the digital finding tools and resources, as well as the current and future economic, legal and management issues related to digital libraries.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/671_Jacso_f2014.doc

Advanced Database Searching: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Peter Jacso

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

Lecture course with demonstrations of advanced features of online information retrieval systems and search engines, including natural language searching, citation-based searching, term mapping, similarity searching, result ranking and clustering for power search Web databases.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/667_jacso_s12.pdf