WISE Courses: 2014 Summer Session [May/August]

  • Please remember than only 3-10 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students in the participating institutions. There is no guarantee that there will be space for you in any of these courses.
  • You should NOT request a space in a WISE course unless you are reasonably sure you will actually take the course if offered a space. It causes logistical problems to “take up” a space then drop the course at the last minute.
  • All courses have the four MLIS Core Courses as required pre-requisites: LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 & LIBR 503 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs.Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the eight MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Mary Sue Stephenson [MLIS Chair] about whether or not you have taken the relevant equivalent courses in the MAS program.
  • All SLAIS students are eligible to take relevant WISE courses. MAS students – see below for information on taking a WISE course. MACL, CAS and Ph.D. students should consult with their advisers before requesting spaces in WISE courses.
  • Students who wish to take one of the available courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar
  • Students may take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs
  • Students must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term
  • Students must have access to technology necessary for completion of course
  • Students must have the technical knowledge to complete course successfully
  • Marks given by the program offering the course will be converted to UBC marks using only the WISE Marking Matrix. Please read over this document carefully as it will be the sole source used to convert marks from WISE institutions to UBC marks.
  • To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before March 3, 2014
  • Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Mary Sue Stephenson a separate e-mail [susie.slais@ubc.ca] for each course giving this information:
    • Your name
    • Your program [MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MAS, MACL, CAS, Ph.D.]
    • Your UBC student number
    • The name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
    • If you are requesting a space in two courses please send separate emails for each course
  • IMPORTANT– If you are in the stand-alone MAS – before we can send approval to WISE for you to take a course you must have first completed and submitted the Request for Credit for External Courses Form.It must be signed by Rick Kopak as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place.  When you send your request to take a class to Mary Sue Stephenson please indicate that the form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to tell her or you haven’t completed the approval process it will delay the process of trying to secure a seat for you in one of the WISE courses. Given the small number of seats, it will likely keep you from obtaining one of the seats.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: When you take a WISE course you are registered in a SLAIS/UBC course: LIBR 593D or LIBR 593E and all the normal add/drop dates at UBC apply. You are held responsible for dropping ALL relevant courses by the UBC deadlines. If you forget to drop [even if the WISE course has not yet started] you may receive a mark of “F” in the course.

 



NOTE
: Registration for the 2013 Summer session WISE courses opens on March 3, 2014 . It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.


  • Electronic Health Records
    • Description: Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.
    • Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Class Number: INLS 725
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
    • Course tool: Sakai – Customized
    • Faculty: TBA
    • Start and End Date: 6/19/2014 – 7/22/2014
    • Syllabus Link: coming soon
    • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

    • Geographic Information Systems in Libraries [course starts in mid June and ends in mid August]
      • Description: Topics in information processing and retrieval: Current issues in technologies for information processing and retrieval in libraries and information agencies.
      • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS
      • Class Number: SLIS 5660
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
      • Course tool: Desire2Learn
      • Faculty: TBA
      • Start and End Date: 6/16/2014 – 8/10/2014 [course starts in mid June and ends in mid August]
      • Syllabus link: http://www.wiseeducation.org/to%20follow
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


 

  • Government Information and Services
    • Description: Information resources and services of the United States government; their nature, use, acquisition and organization. Includes some study of the information resources and services of municipal and state governments, the United Nations and selected foreign countries.
    • Institution: University of North Texas
    • Class Number: SLIS 5660
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
    • Course tool: Blackboard
    • Faculty: Melody Kelly
    • Start and End Date: 6/2/2014 – 7/2/2014
    • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

    • Mobile Devices: Services and Applications [course starts in June and ends in August]
      • DescriptionAs more and more of our population embraces mobile technologies, including smartphones and tablets, they are expecting the services offered to them to follow that path. When you know more about what is possible with a mobile device (and what isn’t), you are more empowered to successfully design and deliver services to your users that they may not have expected. In this course you will -learn about designing services for mobile platforms -explore the decision making process for designing mobile based services -learn the basics of developing web applications for use on multiple platform -learn about deploying mobile applications We will try to answer the following questions: What services lend themselves well to the mobile space and how can we deliver them? What services do not work well in the mobile space? What new services might be discovered and delivered through a mobile environment. This course assumes a basic knowledge of web technologies (HTML, CSS, etc) but that you may have never programmed an application before. While some programming experience may be helpful, it also assumes that any prior experience might not be in an object-oriented programming environment. The goal is to go from having little to no programming experience to being able to understand and navigate an integrated development environment and understand the requirements for deploying a mobile application on various platforms
      • Institution: San Jose State University
      • Class Number: LIBR 287
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 13
      • Course tool: Blackboard
      • Faculty: Aaron Collier
      • Start and End Date: 6/2/2014 – 8/8/2014 [course starts in June and ends in August]
      • Syllabus Link: http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=5676
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

         

    • Music Cataloging [course starts in late May and ends early July]
      • Description: Detailed examination of the bibliographic control of music materials (scores, sound recordings, videorecordings) and their inherent bibliographic characteristics. Special problems in the application of standard methods for descriptive cataloging, authority control, subject analysis and classification of music materials. Structure of music catalogs and requirements for the effective retrieval of music materials.
      • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
      • Class Number: 20162
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
      • Course tool: Desire2Learn
      • Faculty: Smiraglia
      • Start and End Date: 5/27/2014 – 7/5/2014 [course starts in late May and ends early July]
      • Syllabus link: coming soon
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

    • Publishing, Knowledge Institutions & Society: E – Revolutions? [starts in late May and ends in July]
      • Description: see syllabus below
      • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS
      • Class Number: 640
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
      • Course tool: Desire2Learn
      • Faculty: Dorothea Saloy
      • Start and End Date: 6/2/2014 – 7/27/2014
      • Syllabus Link: www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2014/2/epub_2syll2013.pdf
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


 

    • Resources and Information Services in Professions and Disciplines: Film and Media [starts in early June and ends in early August]
      • Description: This course will provide an overview of film and media collections in libraries and archives. It will cover physical, virtual and intellectual access to film and media collections; principles of reference services; evaluation and use of particular reference resources for finding films and media and finding film and media-related information; types of collections and access policies; and the impact of new technologies on collecting, preserving and accessing film and media. Special needs of film and media in terms of cataloging and preservation will also be introduced.
      • Institution: San Jose State University
      • Class Number: Libr 220
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
      • Course tool: Desire2Learn
      • Faculty: Nancy Goldman
      • Start and End Date: 6/2/2014 – 8/8/2014 [starts in earlu June and ends in early August]
      • Syllabus Link: The syllabus currently posted is from summer 2013. An updated version will be posted when available. The course site will be hosted in the Canvas learning management system.
        http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=5238
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


    • Social Informatics [starts in late May and ends in July]
      • Description: Technological innovation, computerization and electronic information are associated with dilemmas, value conflicts and choices surrounding the scholarly, personal and professional use of information. Addresses social relationships, technological utopianism, societal control, vulnerability of information systems and ethical responsibilities
      • Institution: Rutgers University
      • Class Number: 17:610:581
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
      • Course tool: eCollege
      • Faculty: Lilia Pavlovsky
      • Start and End Date: 5/28/2013 – 7/19/2013 [note: starts in late May and ends in July]
      • Syllabus Link: will be posted when available
      • Class Disclaimer: Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.