Technologies for Libraries & Information Centers
LIS 672 - CRN 88644 (Spring 2012)

The following schedule may not necessarily be strictly followed; adjustments will be announced early; students are expected to have all assignments completed before the class session unless otherwise instructed. Additional readings will be added during the semester.

Additional readings (required & optional) will be assigned before each session





Date Session Required readings Notes / activities
Jan 12 01 Introductions; logistic; syllabus; disCourse. Overview of Library Automation (LA) disCourse demo
Jan 19 02 - Evolution of Library Information systems (LIS)
-web 2.0 / Library 2.0
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 1
Courtney, chapter 1
 
Jan 26 03 The LIS market place
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 2
Projects and special topics selected
Feb 02 04 Design of LIS
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 3
First project status report # 1 DUE
First journal DUE .
During this and next week: Meeting with instructor to discuss project status.
Feb 09 05 Open systems
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 4
Special topics presentations start.
Feb 16 06 Telecommunications and networks
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 5
 
Feb 23 07 Standards / Standards organizations
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 6
Project status report # 2 DUE
Journal #2 DUE
During this and next week: Meeting with instructor to discuss project status
Mar 01 08 Planning for IT
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 7
 
Mar 08 09

Basic technology Axioms
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 8

 
Mar 15 10 The impact of technology on library services
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 9
 
Mar 22 11 System selection and implementation
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 10
Project status report # 3 DUE
Journal #3 DUE
During this and next week: Meeting with instructor to discuss project status (office or phone)
Mar 29   Spring Break
Apr 05 12 Usability of systems
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 11
 
Apr 12 13 Managing LIS
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 12
 
Apr 19 14 Technology trends
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 13
 
Apr 26 15 Digital libraries
Kochtanek & Matthews, chapter 14
Course paper DUE
May 03   Study Days (No Class)
May 10 16 Project presentations; Revised course paper and poster DUE (ScholarSpace format)