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  • Assefa LIS 4050 Summer 2013

    Syllabus

    Library & Information Technologies (LIS 4050-1)

    1. Course Information

    Course #/Title: LIS 4050-1: Library & Information Technologies (4 Credits) Quarter: Summer 2013, Tuesday 7:00 - 9:20pm; KAR 306 Meetings: June 17, 2013 August 15, 2013

    2. Faculty Information

    Instructor: Shimelis Assefa, PhD. Contact Information: P. 303-871-6072 Email: sassefa@du.edu Office: KAR 244 Office Hours: Tuesday 4:00 6pm, and other times by appointment.

    During my office hours, I am available for chat in my virtual office on Blackboard.

    3. Course Description

    A foundation course on the applications of information and communications technology in libraries and information agencies. Integrated library systems and the acquisition, evaluation, and implementation of library automation solutions, including electronic resource management systems will be explored. The course further introduces database design, Internet technology, web services, cloud computing, computer networks, telecommunications, and computer security. Hardware, software, and other productivity tools and utilities from organizations such as OCLC, Amazon, and Google will be discussed

    4. Course Materials, Highly Recommended and Suggested

    Readings and additional resources for each learning modules can be accessed through the Blackboard site. Required textbook: Burke, J. (2013). Neal-Schuman library technology companion: A basic guide for

    library staff. 4th edition. Chicago: American Library Association. Highly Recommended:

    Computers in Libraries

    mailto:sassefa@du.edu

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    Information Technology and Libraries

    Library Hi Tech

    Library Technology Reports Additional suggested readings are available from the following Web resources:

    ALA TechSource (http://www.alatechsource.org)

    Code{4}lib Journal (http://journal.code4lib.org/)

    Computers in Libraries: Annual conferences (http://www.infotoday.com/cil.htm)

    iLibrarian: News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution (http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/)

    American Libraries Direct : Tech Talk section (http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect/)

    5. Learning Outcomes

    Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:

    Create technology plan for acquiring library automation systems.

    Demonstrate proficiency in using integrated library systems and how it works.

    Identify emerging trends in e-resource management, cloud computing, and web services.

    Design and implement databases using database management systems.

    Explore computer security and identify vulnerabilities.

    Discuss the principles of computer networks and network management.

    Review library hardware, software, productivity tools and utilities.

    6. Method of Instruction

    This is 4 credit hours course. The policy states we need to devote 50 minutes of class meetings for every hour. Our class (between 4:00 and 6:20pm) will only cover the 3 credit hours. In order to makeup/cover the remaining 50 minutes, there is going to be additional work online in Blackboard that we will work individually. Every other week (weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8), you will see a link under respective weekly modules called Class Addendum, that describes the extra work to be completed. Each of these extra tasks carries 5% of your grade for a total of 20%, so be sure to complete them.

    7. Methods of Assessment

    All assignments are to be completed from within the Blackboard site. Please review the descriptions of individual assignments that are available in the Assignments page. For the Discussion forum assignments, a separate rubric and outline of expectations is provided.

    http://www.alatechsource.org/http://journal.code4lib.org/http://www.infotoday.com/cil.htmhttp://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect/

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    Points Possible:

    Assignments Weight (percentage) Points

    Course Preparation Assignments X 7 10% 100

    Library Tech Trends 15% 100

    Library Tech FAQ 15% 100

    Library 2.0 15% 100

    Final project: Tech Spec document

    25%

    200

    Class Addendum (x4) 20% 400

    Total 100% 1000

    Evaluation: Grades will be based on points accumulated and converted to 100 percentile according to the following scale:

    Grades Percent Grades Percent

    A 95-100 C+ 76-79

    A- 90-94 C 73-75

    B+ 86-89 C- 70-72

    B 83-85 D 60-69

    B- 80-82 F

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    If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any test or course materials provided in an alternative format, notify the instructors.

    HONOR CODE STATEMENT All members of the University community are entrusted with the responsibility of observing certain ethical goals and values as they relate to academic integrity. Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and honesty. The Honor Code is designed so that responsibility for upholding these principles lies with the individual as well as the entire community.

    The Honor Code fosters and advances an environment of ethical conduct in the academic community of the University, the foundation of which includes the pursuit of academic honesty and integrity. Through an atmosphere of mutual respect we enhance the value of our education and bring forth the highest standard of academic excellence. Members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees, must not commit any intentional misrepresentation or deception in academic or professional matters

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    9. Course Schedules

    Week

    Topic/Readings** **See Respective Modules in Bb for Readings

    Assignments and due dates

    1 6/18

    Introduction to Library & Information Systems, and Information Technology

    Class addendum 1 starts: Electronic Resource Management System, due 7/1, 11:59pm

    2 6/25

    Library Automation & Integrated Library Systems/LMSs

    Class preparation assignments [CPAs] - weeks 2 to 8 due each week.

    Library Tech Trends due 7/8, 11:59pm.

    3 7/2

    E-content and E-devices

    Class addendum 2 starts: Assistive technologies, due 7/15, 11:59pm

    Start working on the Final Project, due 8/15, 11:59pm

    4 7/9

    Library Hardware, Software, other Tools and Utilities

    Library Tech FAQ due 7/22, 11:59pm

    Confirm with me what your plans are for the final project

    5 7/16

    Computer Security, Computer Networks.

    Class addendum 3 starts: Cloud computing, due 7/29, 11:59pm

    6 7/23

    Social Media, Web 2.0 and Emerging Technologies.

    Library 2.0 due 8/5, 11:59pm.

    7 7/30

    Introduction to Database Management System

    Class addendum 4 starts: Digitization, document scanning, archiving, due 8/12, 11:59pm

    8 8/6

    Web services, Web technology, API for Libraries

    9 8/13

    Final project presentation Wrap-up; Course Evaluation

    Final Project Presentation

    Final Project due 8/15, 11:59pm

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    LIS 4050 1: Library & Information Technologies | Summer 2013 Descriptions of Assignments.

    Course Preparation Assignments [CPAs] Let me preface the description of CPA by saying that it is a combined effort by all of us that make a great class. If you agree with the above statement, here is an invitation for you to do your part. By CPA, you expose yourself with the course material firsthand. In short, CPA is all about reading and preparing before coming to class. CPA is adopted from the paper by David Yamane, "Course Preparation Assignments: A Strategy for Creating Discussion-Based Courses," Teaching Sociology 34, July, 2006, 236-248. Starting week 2, you will be provided with clear strategy how and what you need to do to complete CPA. The strategy will have the following components:

    1) Introduction what is important to learn for the week 2) Objective what you will be required to do 3) Assignment the actual material to read, question to answer, or concept

    to explain. Please dont limit yourself to the specific material assigned for the CPA assignment. In each module you will find several readings and other resources and it is equally important to take a look at them to get a wider and deeper understanding of the topic each week.

    4) Submission what you do at the beginning of class 5) Grade grade point available for each CPA

    On Blackboard, in respective weekly modules you will find details of the CPA.

    Week 2: CPA

    1) Introduction what is important to learn for the week a. learn that Integrated Library System (ILS) together with computer

    networks is the backbone for library automation (computerization) to support in-house operations and public service tasks.

    2) Objective what you will be required to do a. to review the features and strength/limitations of different ILSs,

    including gaining basic knowledge of how to prepare RFP document and technology plan for the purpose of acquiring an ILS

    3) Assignment the actual material to read, question to answer, or concept to explain

    a. read - Automation Marketplace 2013 The rush to innovate by Marshall Breeding (Blackboard > Websites page): and reflect on the following key points

    i. name companies and respective ILS products and why would a library buy one system over the other

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    ii. explain the different ILS options available and what emerging trend do you observe

    iii. in terms of market share, what are the top 5 ILSs. iv. from the lecture note for this week what is RFP and how

    do you prepare one; and what is technology plan (see also Chapter 18 from the textbook on Blackboard > Weekly Modules > Module 2) and what are the components that make up a technology plan documentation

    4) Submission what you do at the beginning of class

    a. submit a minimum of 1-2 pages summary addressing the items in (3) above into the appropriate dropbox. When you come to class, print 8 copies of your submission to hand-out to each student in the class and be ready to discuss your work. No formal presentation required.

    5) Grade The grade point available for each CPA

    a. an automatic 50 points will be awarded if you complete the CPA as outlined above. All points accumulated for the 8 CPAs will be finally converted towards your 10% grade.

    Week 3: CPA

    1) Introduction what is important to learn for the week a. learn about electronic resources, e-readers, e-devices, the different

    file formats, the issues and technologies associated with e-content such as DRM.

    2) Objective what you will be required to do a. to gain a very good understanding of the domain of e-resources,

    the important actors in the field, eBook formats, issues surrounding eBooks, including hardware and software available to consume e-content.

    3) Assignment the actual material to read, question to answer, or concept to explain

    a. read Chapter 9: Library databases and electronic resources and the lecture notes for this week (Blackboard > Weekly Modules > Module 3). and reflect on the following key points

    i. briefly discuss features of devices, applications, and software available for Amazon and Barnes & Noble eBooks,

    ii. explain DRM and compare the three major DRM schemes for eBooks by Amazon, Adobe and B&N

    iii. identify at least three major eBooks formats and which of the three is the most widely adopted standard.

    4) Submission what you do at the beginning of class

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    a. submit a minimum of 1-2 pages summary addressing the items in (3) above into the appropriate dropbox. When you come to class, print 8 copies of your submission to hand-out to each student in the class and be ready to discuss your work. No formal presentation required.

    5) Grade The grade point available for each CPA

    a. an automatic 50 points will be awarded if you complete the CPA as outlined above. All points accumulated for the 8 CPAs will be finally converted towards your 10% grade.

    Week 4: CPA

    1) Introduction what is important to learn for the week a. learn about the different hardware and software including tools and

    utilities libraries use on a daily basis. 2) Objective what you will be required to do/is important to understand,

    analyze, or describe a. to describe the major categories of hardware, software (including

    operating systems), and database management systems.

    3) Assignment the actual material to read, question to answer, or concept to explain

    a. read Chapter 5: Computers in Libraries: Desktops, Laptops, Mobile Devices, and Office Applications. In addition visit a library (any library that is easily accessible to you) and complete the following task

    i. identify the range of hardware computers (desktop, laptop, notebooks, tablets, severs), printers, network devices, copy machines, security devices, etc. from your visitand try to provide a little bit of specification details.

    ii. identify range of software the library you visited has operating system, database software, integrated library system, productivity tools, etc.

    4) Submission what you do at the beginning of class

    a. submit a minimum of 1-2 pages summary addressing the items in (3) above into the appropriate dropbox. When you come to class, print 8 copies of your submission to hand-out to each student in the class and be ready to discuss your work. No formal presentation required.

    5) Grade The grade point available for each CPA

    a. an automatic 50 points will be awarded if you complete the CPA as outlined above. All points accumulated for the 8 CPAs will be finally converted towards your 10% grade.

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    Week 5: CPA

    1) Introduction what is important to learn for the week a. learn about the different computer security threats libraries face and

    the measures you need to take to mitigate and manage vulnerabilities.

    2) Objective what you will be required to do a. to explore computer security issues and develop strategies to

    prevent, detect and react when systems are compromised.

    3) Assignment the actual material to read, question to answer, or concept to explain

    a. read Chapter 6: Computer Communication in Libraries; and Chapter 15: Protecting Technology and Technology Users: Spam, Spyware, and Security Strips and reflect on the following key points

    i. what measures do libraries need to take to achieve satisfactory level of protection?

    ii. the most important asset for the library to protect is the data/information on books and other resources, users, and in-house budget and financial transaction. What do you think is the best strategy to keep these valuable assets safe.

    4) Submission what you do at the beginning of class

    a. submit a minimum of 1-2 pages summary addressing the items in (3) above into the appropriate dropbox. When you come to class, print 8 copies of your submission to hand-out to each student in the class and be ready to discuss your work. No formal presentation required.

    5) Grade The grade point availab...

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