Mobile Library Services: Summer 2013

Instructor:

Lori Bell

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2013

Description:

There is a mobile revolution taking place in the twenty-first century. More people are talking, texting, and accessing the internet on their mobile devices. Usage has skyrocketed over the past few years. The mobile platform is the new platform for library services in the twenty-first century. It is crucial that libraries be prepared to provide services on mobile devices as usage is going to continue to increase. This course provides an overview of mobile applications and services currently being provided by libraries and also some services libraries will want to consider that are not widely available yet.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of services and applications available on mobile devices. They will also have the opportunity to do further research and study on a mobile library service of interest to them. Through readings, discussions, exercises, lectures, and guest presentations, students will learn how libraries can effectively offer mobile services to their patrons.

Required Textbook:

Peters, T., Bell, L. 2013. The Handheld Library: Mobile Technologies and the Librarian.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_bell_su13.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

Digital Content Management: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Julie Motooka

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the organization of digital content, and explores the aspects of content management that arise from the field of library and information science, such as reference services, information-seeking behavior, and knowledge representation. In addition to examining the theoretical foundation one may use in the design of a content management initiative, we will also cover some of the technical skills necessary to implement such an initiative via Drupal, an open-source content management system. This course assumes no prior experience with Drupal or other content management systems.

Required Textbook:

Tomlinson, T. 2010. Beginning Drupal 7.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_Motooka_f2013.pdf