IS 595 Advanced Topics in Organization & Representation

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Organization & Representation, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS595LD1 - Linked Data Processing
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online
      Prerequisites: IS 505-Information Organization and Access (formerly IS 501) or IS 515-Information Modeling (formerly IS 561). Concurrent enrollment in one of the listed prerequisite courses above is required if none of the prerequisite options has already been completed. This course examines 3 practical applications of linked open data (LOD) and introduces students to tools and methods used to create such applications. Building on Semantic Web information models and the Resource Description Framework (RDF), as well as (more fundamentally) on related theories and models of information and bibliographic metadata (explored in more depth in related courses / prerequisites -- see attached), this course gives students hands-on experience with: 2 serializations of RDF (Turtle and JSON-LD); triple stores and SPARQL; and JavaScript-based applications that leverage LOD to provide context, enhance interoperability, and facilitate knowledge discovery and organization. This course demonstrates
      Instructors
      Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole
      CRN
      73263
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS595LDO - Linked Data Processing
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online
      Prerequisites: IS 505-Information Organization and Access (formerly IS 501) or IS 515-Information Modeling (formerly IS 561). Concurrent enrollment in one of the listed prerequisite courses above is required if none of the prerequisite options has already been completed. This course examines 3 practical applications of linked open data (LOD) and introduces students to tools and methods used to create such applications. Building on Semantic Web information models and the Resource Description Framework (RDF), as well as (more fundamentally) on related theories and models of information and bibliographic metadata (explored in more depth in related courses / prerequisites -- see attached), this course gives students hands-on experience with: 2 serializations of RDF (Turtle and JSON-LD); triple stores and SPARQL; and JavaScript-based applications that leverage LOD to provide context, enhance interoperability, and facilitate knowledge discovery and organization. This course demonstrates
      Instructors
      Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole
      CRN
      73937
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
  • Spring 2020

    • IS538AO - Competitve Intell & Knowl Mgmt
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Julia Hart
      CRN
      69226
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS577AO - Adv Bibliographic Metadata
      Tue, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      For approval to take this course, go to: https://go.ischool.illinois.edu/IS577_Approval
      Instructor
      Robert Bothmann
      CRN
      69220
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS590KI - Knowledge Infrastructures
      Thu, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      THINKING AND DOING: MAKING KNOWLEDGE INFRASTRUCTURES VISIBLE. This seminar features various exercises of thinking and doing as a way to investigate knowledge infrastructures. Through readings and hands-on practice, we will examine how academia, the scientific experiment, bureaucratic administration, databases, and algorithms (and others) continue to shape our understanding of what constitutes information. Particular attention shall be paid to gender, indigenous knowledge practices, and embodiment. In keeping with the topic of the course, the major assignment can be a traditional paper or other performance of thinking and doing. Graduate students in other departments may register with approval; please email your request to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructors
      Jodi Schneider, Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      70442
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).