WISE Courses: 2015-2016, Winter Session, Term 2 [January/April]

• Please remember than only 2-5 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 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs. Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the four MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Susie Stephenson [SLAIS Graduate Adviser] 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. Stand-alone 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 are offered seats in their requested WISE courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar by SLAIS office staff, but if you then drop the course it is your responsibility to drop the relevant section of LIBR 593: Seminar by the stated UBC drop deadlines.
• Students can take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs. WISE courses do not count as “External Credits” for students in the MLIS or MLIS/Dual programs, but do count as external for students in the stand-alone MAS program.
• 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 a 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. No information from instructors beyond the actual mark submitted to WISE will be used in the conversion to UBC percentage marks. If a given institution is not shown on the matrix then the information for an institution with the same marking scheme will be used.
• To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email on October 21, 2015. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before October 26, 2015.
• Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Susie 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 have already taken a WISE course in the past
  • If you are requesting a space in two or more courses please send separate emails for each course and indicate the ranking of the requests.

• 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 Susie Stephenson as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place. When you send your request to take a class to Susie please indicate that the External Credit form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to provide the required information 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 2016 January term WISE courses opens on October 26, 2015. It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.

VERY IMPORTANT: No American students with US government loans can take any WISE courses as this would invalidate the loans.

VERY IMPORTANT: Due to the end dates of these courses they cannot be taken by any students who will graduate in May 2016. WISE instructors have up to three weeks after the end of the course to submit marks and SLAIS must submit a list of graduating students to UBC in mid-April.


Data Curation [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: This course will survey the data practices and services of different disciplines and research teams. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of data, such as the types, forms, formats, and life cycle of data; the data management and curation practices in research teams, libraries, archives, and institutional repositories; and the technical standards for data and metadata.

Institution: Queens College

Class Number: LBSCI 790

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Shuheng Wu

Start and End Date: 1/29/2016 – 5/28/2016 [Course begins in late January and ends in late May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Digital Humanities and Humanities Resources [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: This course is focused on the content and contexts of humanities, with an emphasis on supporting humanities scholars and digital humanists research and their practice needs; both within academic and popular settings. Includes the application of resources, tools, standards, and multimodal entities to projects in the digital humanities.

Institution: Queens College

Class Number: LBSCI 717

Course Tool: Blackboard

Faculty: Roberta Brody

Start and End Date: 1/29/2016 – 5/28/2016 [Course begins in late January and ends in late May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Fundamentals of Big Data Curation and Management [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: This course introduces students to the use of large data sets and prepares them for work in either a corporate data analytics world or in a major scientific archive. Students will learn the beginnings of how to design, manage, and exploit large textual, graphical, and numeric data collections.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 560

Course Tool: eCollege

Faculty: Dr. Michael Lesk

Start and End Date: 1/17/2016 – 5/1/2016 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May]

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 a minimum of 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 for Librarians [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: Concepts, techniques and technology of GIA: geospatioal data sources, metadata, and databases; techniques for creating maps; using GIS applications and software.

Institution: The University of Pittsburgh

Class Number: LIS 2695

Course Tool: Blackboard

Class Section: WISE 001

Faculty: Dr. Hassan Karimi

Start and End Date: 1/6/2016 – 4/30/2016 [Course begins in early January and ends in late April]

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 a minimum of 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.


Information Visualization [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: Current information professionals are faced with an overwhelming amount of information every day. The information is typically unstructured, abstract, large-scale, and needs a more efficient and intuitive way to represent the relationships, reveal the patterns, and/or discover potential opportunities. Information visualization has thus recently gained increasing attention and begun to be widely applied to scientific, engineering, and social disciplines to help people understand and present their information better. According to Gershon et al. (1998), visualization can provide “an interface between two powerful information processing systems – human mind and the modern computer.”

View Syllabus: http://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=6381. The syllabus linked here is from a prior semester. An updated version will be posted when it becomes available.

Institution: San Jose State University

Class Number: 246

Course Tool: Other

Faculty: Michelle Chen

Start and End Date: 1/28/2016 – 5/16/2016 [Course begins in late January and ends in mid-May]

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 a minimum of 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.


International and Comparative Librarianship [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: Comparison of American and foreign library and information systems in terms of national and regional differences in philosophy, objectives, services, and information policies. Evaluation and comparison of collection policies, technical processes, public services, professional training, management, facilities and use of IT. Selected in-depth area studies. International cooperation and major projects in the information fields; contributions of international organizations. Extensive group and class discussion and individual research projects.

Syllabus: http://www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2015/9/LIS490OL_Morner.pdf The syllabus is from Spring 2015

Institution: Simmons College

Class Number: LIS 490

Course Tool: Moodle

Faculty: Claudia Morner

Start and End Date: 1/20/2016 – 5/10/2016 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May]

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 a minimum of 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.


Knowledge Management in Organizations [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

Description: Critical approach to theories and applications of knowledge management in corporations and organizations, with special attention to multinationals. Knowledge as a resource and asset. Role of special librarians/information specialists as knowledge brokers. Knowledge repositories and transer of technology. Applications of information technologies to knowledge management.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 574

Course Tool: eCollege

Faculty: Dr. Claire McInerney

Start and End Date: 1/17/2016 – 5/1/2016 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.

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Social Informatics [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in May 2016]

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: 581

Course Tool: eCollege

Faculty: Dr. Lilia Pavlovsky

Start and End Date: 1/17/2016 – 5/1/2016 [Course begins in mid-January and ends in early May]

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 a minimum of 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.