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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 547 Information Services for Diverse Populations

This course is designed to prepare future information professionals to develop and provide inclusive services to underrepresented populations, and to analyze and evaluate services to ensure equality of access to information in a range of institutional settings. Through readings, discussion, guest lectures, and site visits, students will explore diversity issues that impact information services and develop skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services for addressing these issues. Specific diversity issues include race and ethnicity; education; language; literacy; disability; gender and sexual orientation; social class; national origin; physical, psychological, and learning ability; and age.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS547AO Tue 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Nicole Cooke 67510

IS 548 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.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS548A Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Frederick Schlipf 67385

IS 549 Economics of Information

The various definitions of information in economic and social terms as discussed in library and information science as well as other literatures are related to government public policies and social policies. Issues such as information as a commodity and as a public good are explored. The impact of the economics of information and related public policies on libraries and information centers is discussed from a national and international perspective.

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 559 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.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS559A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Jana Diesner 66825

IS 560 Digital Libraries

A comprehensive examination of the history and state-of-the-art in digital library research and practice. Focuses upon the theoretical, technological, human factors and evaluative components of digital library research and practice. Course includes an intensive reading of the literature, review of existing technologies and proof-of-concepts implementation projects.

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 68783
    • IS561B Fri 1:00 pm - 3:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin 68851
    • IS561C Fri 5:00 pm - 7:20 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider, David Dubin 70386
  • Spring 2019

    • IS561A Mon/Wed 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm On-Campus Karen Wickett 67387
    • IS561AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online David Dubin 67721
    • IS561B Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Jodi Schneider 67388

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
  • Summer 2019

    • IS562AO Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Rhiannon Bettivia 40255
  • Spring 2019

    • IS562AO Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Timothy Cole 67621

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
  • Spring 2019

    • IS567AO Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online Melissa Wong 67511