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IS 401 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.

Previously IS451.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS451AO - Intro to Network Systems Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67562

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).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS403AGO - Lit and Resources Children Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 70491
    • IS403AUO - Lit and Resources Children Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 70719

IS 413 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).

Previously IS404.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS404AGO - Lit and Resources Young Adults Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 67559
    • IS404AUO - Lit and Resources Young Adults Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 70718

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS418AGO - Community Engagement Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67491

IS 426 Museum Informatics

The course examines various ways that information technologies are and might be used in museums and other cultural heritage settings. Museum websites, visitor apps, interactive exhibits, and uses of digitized and federated collections are explored. Students gain an introduction to Design Thinking by working on a final project that involves the development of a novel computational resource. Students are encouraged to approach class topics from their individual backgrounds in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.

Previously IS461.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS461AGO - Museum Informatics Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Richard Urban 67410
    • IS461AUO - Museum Informatics Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Richard Urban 70756

IS 430 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.

Previously IS452.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS452AO - Foundations Info Processing Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565

IS 439 Web Development using Application Frameworks

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

  • 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.

Previously IS590WF.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590WFO - Web Devel using App Framwrk Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 69227

IS 453 Information Books and Resources for Youth

Evaluation, selection and use of information books and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for factual print and nonprint materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote nonfiction books and resources according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

Previously IS445.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS445AO - Info Books & Resources Youth Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Online Judith Moreillon 67427

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS455AGO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 70131
    • IS455AUO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 70722

IS 464 Information Assurance

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, technologies, practices and challenges of Information Assurance. It takes a broad view of Information Security and Privacy and covers the essential principles for the protection of information systems; the relevant technologies; organizational concerns; policies, human aspects; legal approaches; criminology; and ethical issues. Students will gain an appreciation for the difficulty of designing, developing, deploying and maintaining information systems, services and software products that are secure and comply with expectations of security and privacy.

Previously IS462.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS462AO - Information Assurance Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Masooda Bashir 69151

IS 471 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.

Previously IS458.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 66866

IS 501 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.

Previously IS504.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS504AO - Reference and Info Services Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67495
    • IS504AO2 - Reference and Info Services Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Merinda Hensley 67496

IS 504 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.

Previously IS543.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS543AO - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 69162

IS 505 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.

Previously IS501.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS501AO - Info Org and Access Tue 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 67599

IS 507 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.

Previously IS542.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS542AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 69161

IS 510 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.

Previously IS502.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS502AO - Libraries Info and Society Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, Caroline Nappo 67428
    • IS502AO2 - Libraries Info and Society Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Alaine Martaus 67494

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS561AO - Information Modeling Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jacob Jett 67721

IS 523 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.

Previously IS582.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS582AO - Preserving Info Resources Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Online Andrew Huot 67518

IS 530 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.

Previously IS508.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS508AO - Collection Development Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Anne Barnhart 67500
    • IS508AO2 - Collection Development Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 67501

IS 532 School Library Management

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. 2

  • Spring 2020

    • IS516AO - School Library Media Center Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 67486

IS 537 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.

Previously IS532.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS532AO - Theory & Pract Data Cleaning Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Bertram Ludaescher, Yi-Yun Cheng 67444

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS538AO - Competitve Intell & Knowl Mgmt Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Julia Hart 69226

IS 543 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.

Previously IS586.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS586AO - Digital Preservation Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Robert DeCandido 67622

IS 544 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.

Previously IS505.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS505AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 67498
    • IS505AO2 - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 69193

IS 549 Practicum

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties in an approved library or information center.

Previously IS591.

IS 551 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.

Previously IS506.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS506AO - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ann Ohms 69152

IS 555 Naming and Power

An advanced topics seminar in subject description and access that focuses upon representation in race, gender, sexuality and other contested categories. Critical intersections of bias, exclusion, and marginalization will be explored through a variety of case studies. Implications for how we construct search and discovery systems (e.g databases, finding aids, taxonomies and catalogs), and other tools, are crucial considerations for those engaging in cultural heritage work.

Previously IS590NP.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590NPO - Naming and Power Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 70531

IS 561 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.

Previously IS503.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS503AO - Use and Users of Information Tue 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi 70132

IS 562 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.

Previously IS581.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS581AO - Adm and Use Archival Materials Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Melissa Salrin 67517

IS 563 Advanced Topics in Literature, Media and Materials

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within Literature, Media and Materials, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CRO - Comics: Advising Readers Wed 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Carol Tilley 67626

IS 569 Internship

Supervised field experience designed for learning professional-level duties in an approved information-related organization or institution.

IS 571 Advanced Topics in Use and Users of Information

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Use and Users of Information, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490TLO - Teen Library Programs Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 70441
    • IS590LGO - Library Gaming Programs Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online David Dubin 70494

IS 575 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.

Previously IS562.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS562AO - Metadata in Theory & Practice Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 67621

IS 577 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.

Previously IS590DT.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DTO - Data Mining Thu 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online Vetle Torvik 70285

IS 580 Information History

Information history covers diverse institutions and practices, from libraries and postal systems to cartography and statistics, and connects these to overarching historical processes. This course examines the role of information in the transition to capitalism; in processes of state formation; in industrialization, and in other important historical movements and events.

Previously IS590IH.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IHO - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online Bonnie Mak 69206

IS 581 Advanced Topics in Youth Services

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Youth Services, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS515AO - Media Literacy for Youth Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kristen Mattson 67605

IS 582 Advanced Topics in Librarianship

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Librarianship, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS568AO - Theological Librarianship Wed 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Online Carisse Berryhill 67512
    • IS580AO - Rare Book and Spec Colls Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online John Vincler 67515

IS 585 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.

Previously IS507.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS507AO - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 67499

IS 589 Independent Study

Permits the intermediate or advanced student opportunity to undertake the study of a topic not otherwise offered in the curriculum or to pursue a topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context of a regular course.

Previously IS592.

IS 590 Advanced Topics in Information Foundations

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of information foundations, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS418AGO - Community Engagement Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 67491

IS 591 Advanced Topics in Information Services

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

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590ELO - E-Learning Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 67521
    • IS530HSO - Health Sci Info Svcs & Res Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Mary Edwards 70458

IS 592 Advanced Topics In Information Organizations

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

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Anne Craig 69195
    • IS590GW2 - Grant Writing for Libraries Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 69530
    • IS590PLO - Public Librarianship Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 70444

IS 594 Advanced Topics in Management and Policy

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

  • Spring 2020

    • IS525AO - Government Information Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Scott Matheson 67506

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS538AO - Competitve Intell & Knowl Mgmt Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Julia Hart 69226
    • IS577AO - Adv Bibliographic Metadata Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Robert Bothmann 69220

IS 597 Advanced Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

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

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590SCO - Intro to Command Line Tools Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 70571