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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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS401ACG - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 72970
    • IS401ACU - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 73221

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 2020

    • IS403ACG - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403ACU - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794

IS 406 Cognition in the Wild

Designed as a foundation for students who are interested in learning how to design human-centered information technologies. Students will learn basic principles in human cognition and behavior, and how these principles influence how we interact with information technologies. The course will prepare students to translate theories in human cognition and behavior to analyze, evaluate and rethink everyday design examples.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS406ACG - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73321
    • IS406ACU - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73322

IS 407 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.

Previously IS457.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS407ACG - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73126
    • IS407ACU - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73127
  • Spring 2020

    • IS457AG - Introduction to Data Science Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU - Introduction to Data Science Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659

IS 409 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.

Previously IS390W1.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390W1A - Web Technologies & Techniques Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus David Hopping 67703

IS 410 Storytelling

Fundamental principles of the art of storytelling including techniques of adaptation and presentation; content and sources of materials; methods of learning; practice in storytelling; planning the story hour for school and public libraries and other public information settings; and audio, video, and digital media.

Previously IS409.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS409AG - Storytelling Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AU - Storytelling Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641

IS 419 Entrepreneurial Information Technology Design

Introduces students to a range of rapid prototyping techniques and methods to analyze needs, opportunities and design spaces. Students will work in teams to develop ideas for novel computational devices or applications to meet identified needs. Covers the interlinked entrepreneurial skills of identifying an unmet need, exploiting technological opportunities, exploring a design space to refine an idea, and communicating a design vision through demonstrations with prototypes and proofs of concept. This enables developers to show how their envisaged working interactive technology will be used productively in a particular real-life context. Communicating the vision of computational devices is a challenge because dynamic use in context is hard for people other than the device's developers to imagine. The ability to produce convincing, clear, powerful demonstrations even at the early stages of a project is a highly valuable entrepreneurial skill, and also highly applicable within an organization. Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication.

Previously IS490IT.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS419ACG - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73129
    • IS419ACU - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73131

IS 424 Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

Previously IS490SC.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490SCG - Social Computing Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yun Huang 70533
    • IS490SCU - Social Computing Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yun Huang 70725

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS430AC2 - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73409
    • IS430ACG - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73212
    • IS430ACU - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73214
  • Spring 2020

    • IS452AG - Foundations Info Processing Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67563
    • IS452AU - Foundations Info Processing Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67657

IS 436 Playful Design Methods

In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play from multiple disciplinary angles, students will explore how playful approaches to design thinking and other design methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture.  The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of project experiences arising from a deep consideration of play.

Previously IS490PD.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490PDG - Playful Design Methods Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU - Playful Design Methods Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288

IS 440 Community Informatics Studio

Studio-based learning methods, which are common in art and architectural education, are used to help students address a real-world problem or 'case' within a social justice framework. Working in teams and mentored by the instructor and experts, students will learn how to 'be a professional' in an environment in which process is as important as project.

Previously IS490CI.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490CIG - Community Informatics Studio Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 67483
    • IS490CIU - Community Informatics Studio Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 70724

IS 445 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.

Previously IS590DV.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS445ACG - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73217
    • IS445ACU - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73218
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DV - Data Visualization Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jill Naiman 67973

IS 451 Bibliography of Africa

Covers the available universe of African studies materials in all formats and how to find them. The class begins with evaluating general reference sources and continues with sources by discipline for the study of the continent of Africa. Covers research strategies for the humanities and social sciences.

Previously IS530A.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS451ACG - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 68267
    • IS451ACU - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 73211
  • Spring 2020

    • IS530A - Bibliography of Africa Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 69262

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS455ACG - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus 71895
    • IS455ACU - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus 73233

IS 461 Russian, East European, and Eurasian Bibliography & Research Methods

This course is designed to provide graduate students in both area and information studies with a comprehensive introduction to research techniques in the Russian & East European field. Depending on enrollment, course content is designed to cover a broad range of interests--for example, Central Asia as well as Russia--while demonstrating that many tools serve more than one specialty. The course will also discuss the resources and skills required for digital scholarship, as well as traditional approaches.

Previously IS530R.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS530R - REEES Biblio Research Methods Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Christopher Condill 70765

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS471AC2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73412
    • IS471ACG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73236

IS 497 Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS497DA - Database Admin & Scaling Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73556

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS501AC - Reference and Info Services Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Beth Woodard 73140
    • IS501BC - Reference and Info Services Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell 73141
  • Spring 2020

    • IS504A - Reference and Info Services Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Beth Woodard, Susan Avery 67377

IS 503 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.

Previously IS514.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS503AC - History of Children's Lit Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Hoiem 73147

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS504AC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73144
    • IS504BC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Peter Darch 73145
  • Spring 2020

    • IS543A - Sociotechnical Info Systems Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Peter Darch 67384
    • IS543B - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 67631

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS505AC - Info Org and Access Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 69081
    • IS505BC - Info Org and Access Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus 73149
  • Spring 2020

    • IS501A - Info Org and Access Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Karen Wickett 67597

IS 506 Human-Centered Information Systems

This course provides students the fundamental theory and skills necessary to design, develop, and evaluate human centered information systems. By the end of the course students will be able to gather user needs in light of existing sociotechnical systems, design effective human centered interfaces, implement interactive prototypes, and conduct unit testing and user studies of software.

Previously IS590HCS.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590HCS - Human Centered Info Systems Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yang Wang, Jessie Chin, John Weible 70534

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS507AC - Data, Stat, Info Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 68976
    • IS507BC - Data, Stat, Info Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 70324
    • IS507CC - Data, Stat, Info On-Campus 73151
  • Spring 2020

    • IS542A - Data, Stat, Info Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 67383

IS 509 History and Foundations of LIS

This required course for all first-semester library and information science (LIS) doctoral students introduces students to the historical foundations of LIS. Examinations of the interactions of socio-cultural, technological and professional factors underlying the emergence of LIS provide a basis for exploring more recent developments in theory and practice.

Previously IS587.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS587A - History and Foundations of LIS Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Karen Wickett 67490

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

    • IS502A - Libraries Info and Society Tue 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Maria Bonn 67580
    • IS502B - Libraries Info and Society Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Terry Weech 67581
    • IS502C - Libraries Info and Society Tue 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Terry Weech 67630
    • IS502D - Libraries Info and Society Wed 10:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 70390

IS 511 Scholarly Communications

A basic level of scholarly communication literacy and sophistication is an increasing requirement of academic librarians, both to inform their work and to make those librarians effective partners in the scholarly enterprise. This course is designed to cultivate and develop that literacy. It will address topics such as: the established modes of scholarly communication and the emergence of alternatives influenced by the growth of social media and other forms of networked communication; the divide between formal and informal modes of scholarly communication and the current state of flux as that divide begins to collapse; the varying economies of scholarship (the reputation and prestige economy, the financial economy both in the market and in the mission-driven research academy, and the economic impact of scholarly communication decisions upon library budgets); modes of credentialing scholarship and their impact upon professional advancement, with special attention to peer review and its (current?) discontents; scholarship as intellectual property and the most effective ways to manage that property and achieve scholarly goals; and issues in access and preservation as they relate to ensuring the future of the scholarly conversation.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS511AC - Scholarly Communications Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Maria Bonn 68978

IS 514 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.

Previously IS540.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS514AC - Applied Business Research Thu 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73154
    • IS514BC - Applied Business Research Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73155
  • Spring 2020

    • IS540A - Applied Business Research Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67382
    • IS540B - Applied Business Research Thu 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 69786

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS515AC - Information Modeling Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 73156
    • IS515BC - Information Modeling On-Campus 73157
  • Spring 2020

    • IS561A - Information Modeling Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 67387
    • IS561B - Information Modeling Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 67388

IS 517 Methods for Data Science

A dramatic increase in computing power has enabled new areas of data science to develop in statistical modeling and analysis. These areas cover predictive and descriptive learning bridge ideas and theory in statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. We will cover many of these new methods including predictive learning such as estimating models from data to predict future outcomes, notably regression and classification models. Regression topics include linear regression with recent advances to deal with large numbers of variables, smoothing techniques, additive models, and local regression. Classification topics include discriminant analysis, logistic regression, support vector machines, generalized additive models, naive Bayes, mixture models and nearest neighbor methods. Lastly we develop neural networks and deep learning techniques, bridging the theory introduced in the earlier parts of the class to purely empirical methods. We situate these methods in the "data science lifecycle" as part of the larger set of practices in the discovery and communication of scientific findings.

Previously IS590MD.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590MD - Methods for Data Science Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yang Wang 67688

IS 522 Library Buildings

Studies the library's physical plant in the light of changing concepts and patterns of library service; analyzes present-day library buildings (both new and remodeled), and their comparison with each other as well as with buildings of the past; examines the interrelationship of staff, collections, users, and physical plant; discussion supplemented by visits to new libraries and conference with their staffs. A two-day field trip is required.

Previously IS548.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS548A - Library Buildings Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Frederick Schlipf 67385

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS523AC - Preserving Info Resources Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper 73160

IS 524 Data Governance

The course will address issues of data governance, including data ethics, and design and implementation of policy responses and best practices.

Previously IS590DG.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DG - Data Governance Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Peter Darch 70594

IS 525 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.

Previously IS590DW.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS525AC - Data Warehousing Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 73161
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DW - Data Warehousing and BI Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 67396

IS 527 Network Analysis

Network Analysis has become a widely adopted method for studying the interactions between social agents, information and infrastructures. The strong demand for expertise in network analysis has been fueled by the widespread acknowledgement that everything is connected and the popularity of social networking services. This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts, methods and applications of network analysis in a practical manner. Students learn and practice hands-on skills in collecting, analyzing and visualizing network data.

Previously IS559.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS559A - Network Analysis Tue/Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Jana Diesner, Mai Ly Dinh 66825

IS 529 Doctoral ProSeminar

A core course for all first year Information Science PhD students. The seminar serves as a venue for the development of a variety of skills and capacities to succeed as a scholar. Throughout the term, students will engage in a series of tasks designed as an initiation to the academic profession. The seminar offers a mix of sessions on progression through the Ph.D. degree program, the research process, guidance on the academic profession, and written and oral presentation of scholarly research. While students will receive feedback from the instructor, this is a seminar, meaning that active student participation and peer feedback is crucial.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS529AC - Doctoral ProSeminar Wed 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus J Downie 73228

IS 533 Oral History Methods

Introduces the theory and practice of oral history to graduate students in history, communication, library and information science and related fields through reading, discussion and practice with field work and interviewing. Over the last fifty years, oral history has moved from a controversial (and sometimes despised) technique on the margins of the discipline history, to one of the most important forms of historical knowledge production and dissemination in the academic and non-academic worlds. Yet its goals and relations to the communities it touches are often less than clear. Examines oral historical works, some canonical, some experimental, produced by historians, anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists and political activists. Up for discussion are questions of orality and literacy, privileged versus marginal histories, the problem of memory, problems of listening and learning how to ask, and debates about audience and presentation. Readings will cross continents (the Americas, Europe, Africa, South America) and historical periods from the 18th through the 21st centuries.

Previously IS590OH.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590OH - Oral History Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Kathryn LaBarre 67402

IS 534 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.

Previously IS539.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS534AC - Information Consulting Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73166
  • Spring 2020

    • IS539A - Information Consulting Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 67381

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS537AC - T & P of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 73168
  • Spring 2020

    • IS532A - Theory & Pract Data Cleaning Thu 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher, Yi-Yun Cheng 67443

IS 541 Copyright for Information Professionals

Copyright is a complicated legal concept that affects all information institutions, including corporations, libraries, archives, and museums whether they are online or off. This course will explore copyright from both a legal and information management perspective to demystify the concept and provide practical tools for working with copyrighted material. Topics discussed include the Constitutional underpinnings of copyright, copyright basics, copyright exceptions, fair use, the open access movement, licensing, data and copyright, and educational issues relating to copyright including issues related to K-12 teaching. This course is designed for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests.

Previously IS590CI.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CI - Copyright for Information Prof Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek, Sara Benson 70392

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS544AC - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Joyce Latham 73174
  • Spring 2020

    • IS505A - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm
      On-Campus Zoe Revell, Beth Woodard 67378

IS 549 Practicum

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

Previously IS591.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5490 - Practicum On-Campus 73805
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5910 - Practicum On-Campus 39867
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5910 - Practicum On-Campus 66860

IS 559 Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Project

Individual study of a problem in library and information science; forms the culmination of the Certificate of Advanced Study program.

Previously IS593.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5590 - CAS Project On-Campus 69534
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5930 - CAS Project On-Campus 39958
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5930 - CAS Project On-Campus 66862

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS561AC - Use and Users of Information Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 68783

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

    • IS581A - Adm and Use Archival Materials Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Scott Schwartz 70935

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS563DH - History of Digital Humanities Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus William Underwood 73186

IS 567 Text Mining

This course introduces students to the knowledge discovery process and methods used to mine patterns from a collection of text. We will critically review text mining methods developed in the knowledge discovery and databases, information science, and computational linguistics communities. Students will develop proficiency with modeling text through individual projects

Previously IS557.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS567AC - Text Mining Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Catherine Blake 68917
  • Spring 2020

    • IS557A - Text Mining On-Campus Catherine Blake 70147

IS 569 Internship

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5690 - Internship On-Campus 68987
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5940 - Information Sciences Practice On-Campus 39705
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5940 - Information Sciences Practice On-Campus 71120

IS 573 Advanced Topics in Collections

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS573CH - Intro Cultural Heritage Coll Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper 73242
    • IS573ED - Exhibit Design Thu 4:30 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Walter Wilson 73138

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS577AC - Data Mining Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 73244
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590DT - Data Mining Fri 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 67395

IS 578 Seminar in Research Methods

This seminar course will offer an advanced graduate survey of research in areas related to research in research methods, across a wide range of topics. This course is designed to incorporate multiple guest lectures.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590QM - Qualitative Methods Research Tue 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Lori Kendall 67431

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS580AC - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70356
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IH - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 69205

IS 583 Advanced Topics in Book History

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS583HB - History of the Book Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 73252
  • Spring 2020

    • IS572A - Mdvl Mscrpts & Early Mod Books Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Paula Carns 69192

IS 584 Advanced Topics in Ethics and Privacy

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS584PV - Privacy in the Internet Age Fri 10:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Masooda Bashir 73311

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS585AC - Bibliographic Metadata Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 68412
  • Spring 2020

    • IS507A - Intr to Bibliographic Metadata Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 67791

IS 586 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.

Previously IS555.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS586AC - Usability Engineering Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73255

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5890 - Independent Study On-Campus 73758
  • Summer 2020

    • IS5920 - Independent Study On-Campus 39905
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5920 - Independent Study On-Campus 66861

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS590CE - Community Engagement Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 71968

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS592GW - Grant Writing for Libraries Mon 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
      On-Campus Anne Craig 73256

IS 593 Advanced Topics in Preservation & Tech Services

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

  • Fall 2020

    • IS593AV - AV Materials Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jimi Jones 73258
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PC - Presv & Consv Spec Colls Care Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Quinn Ferris, Jennifer Teper 67401

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS595LD - Linked Data Processing Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole 73263
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590KI - Knowledge Infrastructures Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jodi Schneider, Bonnie Mak 70442

IS 596 Advanced Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS596AI - AI and Democracy Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Anita Chan 73527
    • IS596GH - Global Health Informatics Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Ian Brooks 73301

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS597DS - Data Structures & Algorithms Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73265
    • IS597PR - Progr Analytics & Data Process Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73264
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590SC - Intro to Command Line Tools Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 70569
    • IS590PZ - Data Str & Algorithms: Puzzles Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 70394
    • IS590PD - Practical Health DataAnalytics Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Ian Brooks 69359
    • IS590PR - Progr Analytics & Data Process Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 67403

IS 599 Thesis Research

Individual study and research.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS5990 - Thesis Research On-Campus 39836
  • Spring 2020

    • IS5990 - Thesis Research On-Campus 66864