Electronic Records

Instructor:

William Saffady

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Description:

This course covers records management concepts and methods that apply to electronic records and to the conversion of paper records to electronic formats and their storage as digital documents in image or character-coded formats.

Required Textbook:

Saffady, W. 2009. Managing Electronic Records, 4th ed.
Saffady, W. 2007. Digital Document Management.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Syllabus-722.pdf

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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

Records Management: Spring 2013

Instructor:

William Saffady

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

This course provides a survey of fundamental records management concepts and methods as they apply to the operating records maintained by businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. At the end of the course, you should understand:

  • The purpose of records management and its distinctive role in an organization’s information management activities.
  • The scope and content of a systematic records management program and the types of information management problems that records management can effectively address.
  • The relationship of records management to other information management activities and business operations, including computer systems analysis, librarianship, and archives.
  • The work steps required to prepare and implement retention schedules for operating records in a business, government agency, or other organization.
  • The characteristics of micrographics systems and their role in records management programs.
  • Methods of identifying and protecting an organization’s vital office records.
  • Basic filing system concepts and methods for office records.

Required Textbook:

Saffady, W. 2011. Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

Technology for Information Management: 2012

Instructor:

William Saffady

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

2012

Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to information management technologies that are significant for library science and allied disciplines, such as archives administration, records management, knowledge management, and information systems analysis. The course emphasizes computers but other technologies—such as networking, video, facsimile, and document reproduction—will also be covered. The course will deal in a systematic manner with technical terms and concepts that information professionals must understand. The characteristics of particular systems and their current status in information management will be explained. Vendors and industry trends will be covered. Classes will consist of lectures and discussions on topics outlined below. Assignments will provide hand-on computer experience.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/508-syllabus-Saffady.pdf