LIBR 500 (3)

FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

[No longer offered as of September 2015]

PRE or CO-REQUISITES:
MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS: LIBR 501 is a co-requisite
MAS: students should take ARST 500

GOALS: The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the foundations of information technologies and their use in knowledge-based organizations.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to discuss in depth the course topics listed below
  • Use web-based learning software interface to access and use the course materials
  • Use presentation software
  • Create a substantial World Wide Web mounted presentation on a topic relevant to the course
  • Create webpages and websites using a combination of CSS, hand coding, HTML editors and WYSIWYG software
  • Understand the fundamentals of relational database design
  • Understand the fundamental uses of and issues relating to Social Media in information organizations and related disciplines

CONTENT:

  • Information – Technologies & Representation
  • Networks, the Internet & the WWW
  • Information Retrieval
  • Web Design, Information Architecture and HCI
  • Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and Beyond
  • Database Design