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IS 202 Social Aspects of Information Technology

Explores the way in which information technologies have and are transforming society and how these affect a range of social, political and economic issues from the individual to societal levels.

This course satisfies the campus undergraduate Social and Behavioral Science requirement.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Susan Liepert, Lori Kendall 68248
    • IS202AD2 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 68249
    • IS202AD3 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Aiko Takazawa 68250
    • IS202AD4 Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Dianah Kacunguzi, Lori Kendall 68251
    • IS202AD5 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 68252
    • IS202AD6 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Susan Liepert 68253
    • IS202AL1 Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68247

IS 390CC Computers and Culture

Explores cultural ideas about computers, including hopes and fears about the effects of computers on our lives. Will analyze images of computers in fiction and movies. The course will also examine hackers, online subcultures, and other computer-related subcultures, and the integration of computers into various cultural practices.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 68256

IS 390W1A Web Technologies & Techniques

This course provides an introduction to the technologies behind the Web. Topics covered include: hypertext, hypermedia, the history of the Web, the role of Web standards and their impact on the development of Web resources. The course introduces principles of Web design and usability. Students will gain an understanding how the Web works and how to design, construct, evaluate, and maintain Web-based materials.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS390W1A On-Campus 71876

IS 403 Literature and Resources for Children

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for children (ages 0-14) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for print and non-print materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote materials according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to children's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Fall 2019

    • IS403AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794

IS 404 Literature and Resources for Young Adults

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for young adults (ages 12-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for print and non-print materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote materials according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young adults' various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Fall 2019

    • IS404AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71807
    • IS404AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71808

IS 418 Community Engagement

Community engagement refers to the multiple ways that information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide service and outreach to community members. Provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS418AG Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70369
    • IS418AU Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70370

IS 446 Fantasy Literature and Media for Youth

The selection and evaluation of historical and contemporary fantasy literature and media for library collections aimed at children and young adults. Texts examined will include books, movies, and games.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS446AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 71809

IS 451 Introduction to Network Information Systems

Hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. The course also explores alternatives for administering IT and how to assess emerging technologies and their applicability to library settings. While students are expected to have basic computer competencies per the School of Information Sciences admissions requirements, the goal of the course is to provide practical detailed knowledge of the technology for all levels of competency. The primary objective is to provide a conceptual understanding of the topics of the day through concrete hands-on examples of implementation. By learning the underlying concepts, students will be better prepared to help design networked systems that not only work well today, but also develop systems that can be easily adapted for the needs and technologies of tomorrow.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS451A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 68267

IS 452 Foundations of Information Processing

Covers common data, document processing, and programming constructs and concepts. Focuses on problem solving and abstraction with a programming language. By the end of the course students will be able to design, develop and test a moderately complex computer program to manage full text, bibliographic records or multimedia. The course prepares students for working with applications in data analytics, data science, digital libraries, text mining and knowledge management. No prior programming background is assumed.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS452A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes, Sunny Katiyar 68257
    • IS452AO2 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman, Diptendra Bagchi 71858
    • IS452AO Online 68947

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

Previously IS 490DBO.

The course provides students with both theoretical and practical training in good database design. By the end of the course students will create a conceptual data model using entity-relationship diagrams, understand the importance of referential integrity and how to enforce data integrity constraints when creating a database. Students will be proficient in writing basic queries in the structured query language (SQL) and have a general understanding of relational database theory including normalization.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS455A Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Catherine Blake, Yun Huang, Joo Ho Lee 71895
    • IS455AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 71897

IS 457 Introduction to Data Science

This course introduces students to data science approaches that have emerged from recent advances in programming and computing technology. They will learn to collect and use data from a variety of sources, including the web, in a modern statistical inference and visualization paradigm. The course will be based in the programming language R, but will also use HTML, regular expressions, basic Unix tools, XML, and SQL. Supervised and unsupervised statistical learning techniques made possible by recent advances in computing power will also be covered.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS457AG Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70320
    • IS457AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online 70900
    • IS457AU Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70321

IS 458 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Provides an introduction to learning theories and instructional methods used in a variety of information settings, including libraries, archives, museums, online, and educational environments. Includes an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. Students will have an opportunity to design and present an instructional program.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS458AG Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70322
    • IS458AO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 68948
    • IS458AU Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70323

IS 490GH Global Health Informatics

The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and the use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, cell phone based education, and regulatory issues. No programming or statistical experience is required.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490GHG Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71994
    • IS490GHU Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71995

IS 490SM Social Media and Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490SMG Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71810
    • IS490SMU Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71811

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490TEO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Amanda McLellan 68950

IS 490YS Youth Services Community Engagement

This service-learning course will examine youth services by exploring how young people's information and educational needs are met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other institutions that serve young people. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490YSO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Rachel Magee 68957

IS 501 Information Organization and Access

Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS501A1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, David Dubin 68849
    • IS501AO2 Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre, Sharon Comstock, DeAnza Williams 68959
    • IS501AO3 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Inkyung Choi, RaShauna Wright 68969
    • IS501AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online J Downie, Inkyung Choi, Ruohua Han 68958
    • IS501B1 Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek, Qingxiao Zheng 68850
    • IS501C1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett, Jamillah Gabriel 68853
    • IS501D1 Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 72252

IS 502 Libraries, Information, and Society

Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS502AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Terry Weech 68961
    • IS502A Thu 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Bonnie Mak 68854

IS 503 Use and Users of Information

Explores information needs and uses at a general level, addressing formal and informal information channels, barriers to information, issues of value, and impacts of technology. Examines information seeking practices of particular communities and within various environments, introducing recent approaches to user-centered system design and digital library development. Provides an overview of methods that can be used to study information needs, information seeking behavior, and related phenomena.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS503A Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 71827

IS 504 Reference and Information Services

Explores reference and information services in a variety of settings, introduces widely used print and online sources, and develops question negotiation skills and search strategies.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS504A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Susan Avery, Beth Woodard 68269
    • IS504AO2 Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68971
    • IS504AO Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68970

IS 505 Administration and Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for and introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS505A Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Maria Bonn 69081
    • IS505AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 68972

IS 506 Youth Services Librarianship

Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS506A Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kyungwon Koh, Sharon Comstock 68271
    • IS506AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kyungwon Koh, Sharon Comstock 68973

IS 507 Introduction to Bibliographic Metadata

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging in the context of information service needs for various user communities. Explores principles, structures, standards, technologies and practices relating to organizing and creating access to print and non-print media. Includes coverage of subject analysis and descriptive practices. Introduces controlled vocabularies.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS507AO2 Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Elizabeth Shoemaker 68976
    • IS507AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Robert Bothmann 68974

IS 508 Collection Development

Examines issues affecting the development and management of collections for academic, public, special, and school libraries: collection development policies, collection assessment, the marketplace, publishing, legal issues, and budget allocation; document delivery; collaboration and cooperation.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS508AO2 Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 68977
    • IS508AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Barnhart 68975

IS 514 History of Children's Literature

Interpretation of children's literature from the earliest times, including the impact of changing social and cultural patterns on books for children; attention to early printers and publishers of children's books and to magazines for children.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS514AO Wed 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 68979

IS 515 Media Literacy for Youth

Provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical methods useful to librarians and other professionals working with young people and media. Building on traditional understandings of literacy, media literacy explores the consumption and production of diverse types of texts including print, images, games, and music. Topics for this course may include the role of race in media, media literacy as a catalyst for social change, and intellectual property issues related to media education.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS515A Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Rachel Magee 71828

IS 516 School Library Media Center

School Library Information Specialists serve children and young adults (ages 5-18) in K-12 school library media centers. Students will acquire specific knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop, integrate and assess curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on the information needs of K-12 students. Readings and projects provide students with opportunities to apply the practical knowledge and skills they have learned about building reading literacy, teaching information literacy skills, collaborating with teachers and integrating resources into teaching and learning.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS516AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 71830

IS 518 Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS518A Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Kathleen Williams 68404
    • IS518AO Mon 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Online Kathleen Williams 71831

IS 530B Health Sciences Information Services and Resources

Provides a general introduction to information services and sources which serve the health-related information needs of health care professionals and the lay public. Provides exposure to the tools and services most often encountered in delivery of health-related information, issues and trends in health science library practice, ethical issues in provision of health-related information, and specialized programs and services for all health information consumers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS530HSO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online 71934

IS 530MA Music Librarianship and Bibliography

Music Librarianship is a unique field, requiring a firm grasp of principles of music and librarianship. This course will cover a number of aspects of music librarianship, including music collections, information literacy, and music technology. Students will explore the current literature on music librarianship and analyze the theoretical aspects of the field through discussions and written assignments. Students will also delve into the practice of music librarianship by meeting music librarians and completing a project for a music library.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS530MAO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Kirstin Johnson 71833

IS 532 Theory and Practice Data Cleaning

Data cleaning (also: cleansing) is the process of assessing and improving data quality for later analysis and use, and is a crucial part of data curation and analysis. This course identifies data quality issues throughout the data lifecycle, and reviews specific techniques and approaches for checking and improving data quality. Techniques are drawn primarily from the database community, using schema-level and instance-level information, and from different scientific communities, which are developing practical tools for data pre-processing and cleaning.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS532A Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 70340
    • IS532AO Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Bertram Ludaescher 70341

IS 538 Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management

This course examines two of the most popular practices of business research: Competitive Intelligence (CI) & Knowledge Management (KM). This course provides theoretical foundations and conceptual framework of CI & KM, as students acquire skills in translating research data into actionable intelligence and managing organizations' intellectual capital systematically. This course will introduce concepts of strategic analyses of businesses, and students will also explore key KM technologies widely used in the industry.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS538AO Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Online Julia Hart 70328

IS 539 Information Consulting

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in providing research services and also introduce the latest trends and innovative approaches in research services. Information professionals are increasingly being challenged to provide not just data but insights and recommendations that are critical for strategic decision making. Using methodologies widely adopted by professional firms and researchers, this course will cover basics of research consulting including framing research problems, developing deliverables, and presenting professionally.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS539A Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 71812
    • IS539AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Yoo-Seong Song 71826

IS 540 Applied Business Research

As an experiential learning class, this course covers advanced techniques of business research with an emphasis on managing real-world client projects. Students will be assigned to teams and work with clients to identify research requirements and construct recommendations. Students will acquire critical skills in creating professional deliverables through client engagements. Students will build professional research portfolios at the conclusion of their projects.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS540A Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 70329

IS 542 Data, Statistical Models, and Information

An introduction to statistical and probabilistic models as they pertain to quantifying information, assessing information quality, and principled application of information to decision making, with focus on model selection and gauging model quality. The course reviews relevant results from probability theory, parametric and non-parametric predictive models, as well as extensions of these models for unsupervised learning. Applications of statistical and probabilistic models to tasks in information management (e.g. prediction, ranking, and data reduction) are emphasized.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS542A Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik, Chenyue Jiao, Xiaoliang Jiang 68856
    • IS542AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Jill Naiman 70330
    • IS542B Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus William Underwood, Pingjing Yang 68916

IS 543 Sociotechnical Information Systems

The character, success, and costs/benefits of information technologies are socio-technical matters. Because of this, best practice for IT design and integration relies on participants' ability to understand and create for the totality of those settings, including social and technical dimensions. This course provides students with analytic tools for examining socio-technical settings and experience in applying that knowledge in IT modeling, design and management.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS543A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch, Mary Bloch 68425
    • IS543AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Jessie Chin 68982

IS 545 Social Justice in the Information Professions

This course is intended to provide a historic and contemporary overview of social justice and advocacy work in librarianship. The course will be primarily focused on activities in the United States, though international movements and perspectives will be addressed. Topics include: desegregation of libraries and professional associations; recruitment and retention of library workers from traditionally underrepresented populations; library outreach; intellectual freedom; and emerging critical theories and issues in the field.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS545AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn LaBarre 71849

IS 546 Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

Examines intellectual freedom issues throughout the United States and the world. Approaches intellectual freedom as an ethical issue based in interpretations of the First Amendment and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The course encourages information professionals to view commitment to intellectual freedom as a core professional value and gives students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies needed to navigate censorship controversies in the workplace.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS546AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Online Emily Knox 68983

IS 555 Usability Engineering

The course provides an introduction to: issues in Human Computer Interaction; analysis of interfaces and their use; the interface design process as an engineering activity; designing usable interfaces under constraints; and the rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle. The course covers interface design in multiple contexts including websites, web-based applications, smartphone apps, regular computer apps and new contexts of interacting with computers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS555AO Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Rachael Bradley 69529

IS 561 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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS561A Fri 9:00 am - 11:20 am On-Campus Karen Wickett, Haci Kilicoglu, Aditya Chanodia 68783
    • IS561B Fri 1:00 pm - 3:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin, Liri Fang 68851
    • IS561C Fri 5:00 pm - 7:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin, Liri Fang 70386

IS 562 Metadata in Theory and Practice

Combines theoretical examination of the design of metadata schema with their practical application in a variety of settings. Hands-on experience in the creation of descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata, along with their application in systems such as OAI harvesting, OpenURL resolution systems, metasearch systems and digital repositories, will help students develop a thorough understanding of current metadata standards as well as such issues as crosswalking, metadata schema, metadata's use in information retrieval and data management applications, and the role of standards bodies in metadata schema development.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS562A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Rhiannon Bettivia, Inkyung Choi 69025

IS 567 Academic Librarianship

Introduces the higher education environment in which academic librarians and other information professionals operate in order to prepare students for leadership roles both within academic libraries and in their parent institutions. This course explores academic librarianship through a variety of lenses including: history and organization of higher education; accreditation; characteristics of students; roles of faculty and other campus professionals; and current issues and challenges.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS567A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Maria Bonn 68917
    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 68986

IS 569 Financial Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Provides an orientation to the variety of financial management techniques appropriate for libraries and information centers, with an emphasis on sources for obtaining financial support, controlling expenditures, creating and controlling budgets, financial decision making and exploring specific financial and budgetary problems for the major operational areas of libraries - public services, technical services, information technology and facilities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS569AO Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Benjamin Mead-Harvey 68987

IS 571 History of the Book

This course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Discussions will explore different aspects of written materials, including the physical properties of the objects that carry text and image (e.g., papyrus, paper, parchment, etc.) and their cultural and intellectual function.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS571HB Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70113

IS 581 Administration and Use of Archival Materials

Administration of archives and manuscript collections in various types of institutions. Theoretical principles and archival practices of appraisal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference services. Topics will include: records management programs, collecting archives programs/special collections, legal and ethical issues, public programming and advocacy, and the impact of new information technologies for preservation and access.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS581A Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Scott Schwartz 68276
    • IS581AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Melissa Salrin 68989

IS 582 Preserving Information Resources

Covers the broad range of library preservation and conservation for book and nonbook materials relating these efforts to the total library environment; emphasizes how the preservation of collections affects collection management and development, technical services, access to materials and service to users.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS582A Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Jennifer Teper 68277

IS 585 International Librarianship

Focuses on international librarianship (how librarians communicate on international issues) and how that differs from comparative librarianship (the comparative study of library services in specific contexts). Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; the role of international information agencies and the need for formulating information policies. Local and regional issues relating to library and information science are studied in the context of global issues.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS585A Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 68412
    • IS585AO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Ellen Knutson 70377

IS 586 Digital Preservation

Examines current problems with and approaches to digital preservation that are fundamental to the long-term accessibility of digital materials. Examines the range of current research problems, along with emerging methods and tools, and assesses a variety of organizational scenarios to plan and implement a preservation plan. Topics include basic information theory, preservation of complex digital objects; standards and specifications; sustainability and risk assessment; authenticity, integrity, quality control, and certification; and management of preservation activities.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS586AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jerome McDonough, Robert DeCandido 68990

IS 588 Research Design in LIS

Provides an introduction to the design of LIS research, beginning with an in-depth consideration of the philosophical and logical underpinnings of research. A brief survey of different methods used in LIS research is followed by an exploration of research design issues through comparative hands-on exercises. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on research design choices, especially the connections between research questions and research methods.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS588A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 69487

IS 590AV Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives

As analog film, video, and audio materials and playback equipment become obsolete, libraries and archives with audiovisual (AV) materials in their collections face great challenges in preserving these materials. AV preservation and collection is costly, time-consuming, and requires specialized knowledge. This course will discuss the ways that librarians and archivists are responding to the challenges of audiovisual handling, preservation and collection.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590AV Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Jimi Jones 68213

IS 590BA Business Analytics

A foundational course in practical data analytics for the beginner. Students will be introduced to current data analysis tools and techniques for the querying, transformation, summarization, visualization, and modeling of data. Concurrently, the course will explore the terminology and theory behind data analysis and delve into the soft skills required to become an analytics advocate in the workplace. Tools used will include R, MySQL, and Tableau. No prior experience is assumed.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BAO Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online John Gough 69326

IS 590BB Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practices

A hands-on exploration of multiple styles of bookbinding. Students will acquire fundamental technical knowledge by creating a variety of book structures using traditional tools and materials.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590BBO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Andrew Huot 68991

IS 590CC Introduction to Cloud Computing

This course covers various aspects of cloud computing. Given the variety of cloud computing services, this course will focus on exposure to as many practical scenarios as possible. Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, APIs and data security will all be some of the key concepts covered in this course. At the conclusion of this course, students will have had practical experience in selecting and utilizing a cloud solution.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590CCO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jefferey Saiger 71783

IS 590CD Community Data

Lab-based seminar and class studying best practices in participatory design, civic data research, and community data application and outreach. The class will engage new methods in blending qualitative and quantitative data collection, assessment and visualization, to explore how diversified data collections can inform civic decision making, public policy, community engagement, and the design of infrastructures for public participation. During the semester, we will engage collaborations with local government, community groups, civic associations, and local civic stakeholders to build skills in collecting, assessing, evaluating and communicating insights drawn from diverse forms of data. Suitable for students pursuing professional and research-oriented careers.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590CD On-Campus 71793

IS 590DE Data Ethics

Prerequisite: MS/IM must have completed IS 543. ### The course will cover data ethics and data governance in a range of contemporary situations, including libraries, corporate settings, non-profits, governments and policy making, algorithms and AI, academic research, and healthcare. Students will be introduced to policies and best practices for decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas involving data. The course will also involve critical discussion of a range of underlying ethical theories and principles. The course is suitable for anyone who plans to work in a professional setting that will involve generating, processing, and/or using data. It is also suitable for those seeking a grounding for future study and research of data and information ethics.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DE Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Peter Darch 71968

IS 590DH Digital Humanities

Looks at some of the history of digital humanities, examine some case studies of digital tools and methods applied to humanities material in the context of research, and consider the implications of such projects for libraries, both in terms of providing support to their creators and in terms of collecting the results. This course considers fundamental concepts and common technologies to understand how they enable and constrain digital scholarship in the humanities, and to explore the abundant opportunities and challenges that digital projects pose for libraries. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on use of digital tools and humanities data, students will gain familiarity with the shape and prominent features of the extensive landscape of digital humanities research, along with some of the basic skills required to navigate it.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DH Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm On-Campus William Underwood 71795
    • IS590DHO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online William Underwood 71796

IS 590DST Data Science Storytelling

An introduction to understanding data as a source for storytelling and to telling stories based on data. This process will include understanding and analyzing data sets to find informative aspects, changes, or contrasts that will provide the basic information for developing stories. Course participants will learn storytelling concepts, narrative theories, and performance techniques and develop stories in a collaborative workshop style. Students will work with data visualization toolkits, which will involve variable levels of coding and skill. By using storytelling techniques with data, students can develop, and tell well-evidenced stories, organizations can make better data-driven decisions.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DST Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell, Wei Gao, Jean Kanengoni 69174

IS 590DT Data Mining

Data mining refers to the process of exploring large datasets with the goal of uncovering interesting patterns. This process usually involves a number of tasks such as data collection, pre-processing, and characterization; model fitting, selection, and evaluation; classification, clustering, and prediction. Although data mining has its roots in database management, it has grown into a discipline that focuses on algorithm design (to ensure computational feasibility) and statistical modeling (to separate the signal from the noise). It draws heavily upon a variety of other disciplines including statistics, machine learning, operations research, and information retrieval. Will cover the major data mining concepts, principles, and techniques that every information scientist should know about. Lectures will introduce and discuss the major approaches to data mining; computer lab sessions coupled with assignments will provide hands-on experience with these approaches; term projects offer the opportunity to use data mining in a novel way. Mathematical detail will be left to the students who are so inclined.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DT Thu 9:30 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Vetle Torvik, Tian Wang 68919
    • IS590DTO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Jing Rui He 71784

IS 590DV Data Visualization

Data visualization is crucial to conveying information drawn from models, observations or investigations. This course will provide an overview of historical and modern techniques for visualizing data, drawing on quantitative, statistical, and network-focused datasets. Topics will include construction of communicative visualizations, the modern software ecosystem of visualization, and techniques for aggregation and interpretation of data through visualization.Particular attention will be paid to the Python ecosystem and multi-dimensional quantitative datasets.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DV Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Matthew Turk, Naveen Mathew Nathan Sathiyanathan 68743

IS 590DW Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

This course examines the construction of a data warehouse and business intelligence system. It will review the roles and requirements of building the system, including data modelling and business intelligence product design. This course will explore real-world case studies of data warehouse and business intelligence projects leading to a final project to design a solution for a business case.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DW Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 69189

IS 590ED Exhibit Design and Installation

The opening night of any exhibition is the culmination of many months and sometimes years of planning centered around an initial core idea for a show. After that idea has gelled into a working concept, it is handed to Design and Installation Specialists to see what is really possible. Can we have all the art suspended from wires? Can the ceiling support a replica of a sea mine? Can we devise a secure vitrine for this priceless manuscript? Does this meet ADA restrictions? How will everything fit together? Can we get that look? This course will address how exhibitions attains a specific "look"? This is not a course on developing or curating the information, but rather a course on presenting that information in the most compelling way. We will look at the planning, fabricating, painting, building, and installing are large parts of our work. We also have to consider that nothing, with few exceptions, is permanent. Our work needs to be secure and stable, but also reversible to make way for the next show. We will also survey the conceptual and procedural dimensions of carrying an exhibition through from curatorial musings to the reality of opening night. We will cover the techniques and processes that begin with a dialogue and move into the concrete. We will discuss the "what's possible" response to the initial idea. We will discuss the collaborative aspects of working with Curators, Directors of Cultural Institutions, Registrars, Collections Managers and Architects. The course will be a mix of discussion and hands-on experience with some courses taking place in the Krannert Art Museum workshop.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ED2 Thu 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Walter Wilson 71862

IS 590ER E-Resources Management

In-depth exploration of current topics in the rapidly changing world of e-resources management in libraries and information centers. Discusses trends, problems, and issues relating to how e-resources are reshaping the entire spectrum of library service. Example areas of focus include open access publishing, scholarly communication, proprietary as well as open source e-resources management systems, licensing and copyright issues, consortia, usage statistics, balancing e-resources with more traditional collections and services, and intellectual access challenges in a highly diffuse information environment.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ERO Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Steven Oberg 68994

IS 590EV Evaluation & Assessment of Library Services

Introduction to theories, approaches, and methodologies for evaluation and assessment of library programs and services. Explores assessment and evaluation models through lenses of user needs, policy and compliance, continuous improvement, and performance review as well as communication with stakeholders.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590EVO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Lisa Hinchliffe 71799

IS 590GW Grant Writing for Libraries

An introduction to the craft of writing and submitting successful grant applications. Grant writing is critical for multi-type libraries, nonprofit information entities, and other service-based organizations. Through a combination of individual and group assignments, and peer and instructor review, students will learn how to identify grant sources and strategically target their writing to those sources.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590GW2 Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Karen Egan 70655
    • IS590GWO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Anne Craig 70500

IS 590ML Machine Learning Team Projects

In this course students will build upon their previously acquired skills in machine learning to undertake a variety of team-based project which apply appropriate machine learning techniques to one or more real-world datasets to gain useful actionable insights. Teams will also document their analyses and findings, explaining the strengths weaknesses and reliability of their approaches. 

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590ML Wed 11:00 am - 1:50 pm On-Campus Philip Bosch 70545

IS 590OD Ontology Development

An introduction to formal ontology focusing on development and implementation issues and contemporary ontology software tools and languages.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590OD Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus David Dubin 68852

IS 590OM Open Data Mashups

Data sharing & modern open data standards have been creating large repositories of data that remain disconnected. Many data science & machine learning techniques are boosted by incorporating data representing a variety of domains & granularities. Topics on data curation, data cleaning, copyright, web scraping, storage, processing & automation will be reviewed. This course seeks to explore techniques & perspectives of combining various data sources to create a dataset ready for analysis, but in a project oriented space so that each topic is synthesized with practice & experienced in context. Students will select a project area & explore the technical & conceptual requirements of that project space, eventually producing a proof of concept around it. All project domains & area are open, with the only requirement be that they combine several data sources into a new dataset. This course is meant for students who have completed at least two semesters of coursework, are comfortable with programming in Python (the project can be completed in any language, but instruction will be in Python), & desire a space to explore & develop a capstone or independent study project. However, further work on the project is not a requirement. Guest speakers & field experts from the University Library will be invited. Students will be encouraged to share & publish their datasets at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: IS452 or demonstrated programming Experience, 20 hrs of completed coursework.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590OM Thu 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 70557
    • IS590OMO Thu 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 71803

IS 590PR Programming for Analytics and Data Processing

Building on the fundamentals introduced in IS 452, this course adds skills, data structures, tools, and patterns needed for developing and modifying software to solve more complex problems and to improve code maintainability and reliability. These skills are relevant to many types of programming, but many scenarios used will involve data analysis, conversion, validation, and processing pipelines. The course helps prepare students for work on larger projects with multiple developers. Includes test-driven design, more OOP design concepts, refactoring, profiling, introductory parallel processing, and more. Primarily uses the Python language.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590PR Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus John Weible, Yingjun Guan 69195
    • IS590PRO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online John Weible, Yingjun Guan 69166

IS 590PV Privacy in the Internet Age

This course will examine the notion of privacy in its historical context, and in relation to existing and projected information/communication technologies and institutional arrangements. Topics covered include the nature of "identity"; protecting personal data; technologies for personal identification, societal surveillance, and privacy enhancement; technologies for describing, monitoring, and controlling levels of privacy; changes in cultural, legal, and policy understandings of privacy and privacy rights; needs for and approaches to privacy protection in a variety of institutions and industries; security-privacy interactions and policy implications; and specific cases such as privacy implications of automated transportation systems, medical records, online behavior, Google Maps, information mining, trans-border data flow, credit card theft, etc.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590PV Wed 10:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Masooda Bashir, Yang Wang 71785

IS 590WD Web Design and Construction for Organizations

This course focuses on the basics of web site design, content development, constructing web pages with standard HTML and CSS. We will also cover usability and accessibility, content management system options, multi-media and interactivity in the context of standard HTML and CSS, procedures and policies for organizations, with a concentration on public, academic and special libraries. Students will investigate, design, and draft a representative site. Students may work work with non-profit and library clients in constructing and redesigning their web sites or design and construct their own personal professional pages.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WDO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online David Hopping 68995

IS 590WF Web Development using Application Framework

Web Development Using Application Framework: A course in the use and evaluation of Web application frameworks for system architects, designers, and developers. 
Prerequisties:

  • Experience in creating static Web sites using HTML and CSS
  • Experience in Python programming (IS 452 or equivalent)
  • Experience in creating dynamic Web sites using tools like PHP is helpful but not required.
  • Experience in using relational databases is helpful but not required.
     
  • Fall 2019

    • IS590WFO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70546