IS 515 Information Modeling

An introduction to the foundations of information modeling methods used in current digital library applications. The specific methods considered include relational database design, conceptual modeling, markup systems, and ontologies. The basic concepts underlying these methods are, respectively, relations, entities, grammars, and logic. Implementations include relational database design, ER/EER/UML diagrams, XML markup languages, and RDF/OWL semantic web languages. First order logic is emphasized throughout as the foundational framework for information modeling in general, and for contemporary web-based information management and delivery systems (including semantic web technologies) in particular.

Previously IS561.

  • Required core course – MS in Information Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the role of abstraction in making systems design choices.
  • Contrast deep vs. superficial differences in modeling languages.
  • Recognize practical implications of trading expressive power for tractability.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS515AO1 - Information Modeling
      Thu, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Haci Kilicoglu
      CRN
      73156
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS515AO - Information Modeling
      Mon, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Jacob Jett
      CRN
      73157
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS561A - Information Modeling
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Everitt Laboratory 3117
      On-Campus
      This is a required course for the MSIM degree. For MSLIS students IS 501, or concurrent enrollment in IS 501 and IS 561 is required.
      Instructor
      Haci Kilicoglu
      CRN
      67387
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS561AO - Information Modeling
      Tue, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      This is a required course for the MSIM degree.
      Instructor
      Jacob Jett
      CRN
      67721
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS561B - Information Modeling
      Fri, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Education Building 166
      On-Campus
      This is a required course for the MSIM degree. For MSLIS students IS 501, or concurrent enrollment in IS 501 and IS 561 is required.
      Instructor
      Haci Kilicoglu
      CRN
      67388
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).