LIS 415 – Information organization
The phenomena, activities, and issues surrounding the organization of information in service of users and user communities. Topics include resource types and formats, information service institutions, markup, descriptive metadata, content standards, subject analysis and classification, and the information life cycle. Readings, discussions, examinations, and oral and written exercises. 3 semester hours.
Course-specific learning outcomes (*see also below re program-level outcomes and state standards for library teachers)
By the end of the course, the student
- uses the standard tools of cataloguing, classification, and indexing at a basic level of proficiency
- can develop a simple data model for a given collection
- uses the vocabulary of the field appropriately
- can help a user use an information discovery system effectively
- demonstrates knowledge of core concepts and principles
I can’t find
- the assignments, lecture slides, handouts, discussion forums, my grades – these are all in Moodle.
- the bookmarks for sites you showed us during class – these are on the bookmarks page.
- all those bookmarks on metadata and so on – those are in Pinboard (and a directory to them is on the resources page).
- the instructions about how to name files, what happens if I turn in something late, what the grading system is – those are in the Student FAQ
- the course wiki
Program-level student learning outcomes addressed by this course
- communicate clearly and effectively in a range of formats to a variety of audiences
- demonstrate critical thinking in their practice of library and information science
State standards implementation for LIS 415
|7.06 Subject Matter Knowledge Requirements for Library Teachers|
|b. Selection, acquisition, organization, and maintenance of information resources.||415||415||415||Interpreting Metadata Assignment|