IS 490TE Introduction to Technology in LIS
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of technology in library and information science (LIS). Following an overview of information system concepts, terminology and usage in organizations, there will be discussions covering a wide variety of topics including hardware and software, systems development (traditional and modern methods), programming languages, databases and the internet. Special attention will be paid to the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at the iSchool (servers, file access and management, office software, markup languages, website design and development, etc.) and LIS professional settings. Application of concepts is key. Readings will be supplemented with hands-on exercises and collaborative projects.
- Understand the basic functions of and relationships between computer hardware, application software, and networked systems including the Internet.
- Troubleshoot basic technology problems and explain solutions in language that is accessible.
- Evaluate and make recommendations on the usability, functionality, development, integration, purchase, configuration and/or upgrade of systems, services, or websites.
- Become familiar with some of the technology-based trends regarding librarianship today.
IS490TEOMon, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmOnlineMUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Amanda McLellan
- 16 weeks
- Credit hours
- 2 - 4