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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
School of Information

Information Studies

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF | Information Studies

180J. Introduction to Information Studies. Overview of the field of information studies, including library science, information science, archives and records, preservation and conservation of materials, and communications and technology as applied to the work of information professionals. Five three-hour meetings each semester. Information Studies 180J and Library and Information Science 180J may not both be counted. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Required of all new students in their first semester of the program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380K. Information Technologies and the Information Professions. Overview of innovations and technology that have shaped the culture of the information professions. Focus on information technology skills as well as critical assessment of the use of technology in the professions. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 380K, 380W, Library and Information Science 386 (Topic 13: Information Technologies and the Information Professions). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380W. Information Technologies and the Information Professions. Overview of innovations and technologies that have shaped the culture of the information professions, including information technology skills and critical assessment of the use of technology in the professions. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 380K, 380W, Library and Information Science 386 (Topic 13: Information Technologies and the Information Professions). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

181, 281, 381. Individual Studies. In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly written report. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. May be counted by students with credit for Library and Information Science 181, 281, or 381 only with consent of the graduate adviser. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

381W. Advanced Problems in Information Studies. Study of a problem or topic related to information studies. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

382C. Understanding and Serving Users. Overview of authentication of information, understanding client groups, human-computer interaction, information filters, information literacy and information-seeking behavior, as well as user studies and usability testing. Information Studies 382C and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382D. Introduction to Information Resources and Services. Major reference resources and techniques useful for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 382D, 382W, Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382E. Materials for Children. Materials in all formats suitable for use by and with children. Selection aids, application of selection and evaluation criteria, and planning for the use of materials. Information Studies 382E and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 9: Materials for Children) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382F. Materials for Young Adults. Evaluation, selection, and use of books and other media to meet the needs of young adults of middle-school and high-school age. Information Studies 382F and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382G. Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 382G and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 17: Seminar in Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Information Studies 382E or 382F (or Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 9: Materials for Children] or 382L [Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults]).

Topic 1: Visual Resources for Youth. The history and criteria of the Caldecott Award, the history of picture books and publishing, professional literature about children's materials, and selection criteria for picture books, including evaluating children's literature, and developing the tools to analyze picture books for narrative, artistic, and compositional elements. Illustrative techniques and their effectiveness in relation to particular texts.

Topic 2: Electronic Resources for Children and Youth. Exploration of electronic information resources available for children and youth, including the range of content and availability, how networked information resources are conceptualized and created, and the implications of these resources for school and public libraries.

382H. Legal Information Resources. Identification of relevant legal information resources, efficient retrieval of legal information, and the role of technology in legal information access. Information Studies 382H and 382L (Topic: Legal Information Resources) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382J. Electronic Information Resources and Services. Concepts, principles, and practice in the preparation, conduct, and interpretation of an online information search. Information Studies 382J and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 18: Electronic Information Resources and Services) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382K. Information Resources in the Health Sciences. Evaluation of conventional and online health information resources used by consumers and health care professionals for health promotion and disease and disorder prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Includes traditional and alternative approaches, genetic clinical information approaches, and evidence-based approaches to the use of resources. Information Studies 382K and 382L (Topic: Information Resources in the Health Sciences) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382L. Information Resources and Services. Evaluation and use of printed online information resources and services in specialized areas, with emphasis on new information technologies. Information-seeking behavior of users, document delivery, new roles of the information specialist in user support, and information needs of a variety of clients. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 382L and Library and Information Science 382L may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Information Resources in the Humanities. Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the humanities, including fine arts, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, and religion. Additional prerequisite: Information Studies 382D is strongly recommended.

Topic 2: Information Resources in the Social Sciences. Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the social sciences, including anthropology, economics and business, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Additional prerequisite: Information Studies 382D is strongly recommended.

382M. Government Information. Government information resources as providers of information services to others, and preparation for policy research and analysis in public and private enterprises, policy advocacy, research in information and media organizations, and legal research. Information Studies 382M and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 5: Government Information Resources) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

382N. Information Resources in Business. Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in business and industry. Information Studies 382N and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 19: Information Resources in Business) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Information Studies 382D (or Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services]), and credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]).

382P. Competitive Intelligence Resources and Strategies. Resources and strategies for market and competitive analysis. Research and analysis of market trends and financial, technical, and cultural strengths and weaknesses of companies. Online, print, and primary research and analytical techniques. Ethics, process, and presentation are emphasized. Information Studies 382P and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 21: Competitive Intelligence Resources and Strategies) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Information Studies 382J (or Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 18: Electronic Information Resources and Services]), and Information Studies 382N (or Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 19: Information Resources in Business]).

382R. Information Resources in Science and Technology. Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in science and technology, including general science, astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Information Studies 382R and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 4: Information Resources in Science and Technology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Information Studies 382D (or Library and Information Science 328L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services]), and credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]).

382S. Library Instruction and Information Literacy. Information Studies 382S and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 13: Seminar in Information Resources and Services) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Information Studies 382D is strongly recommended.

382W. Introduction to Information Resources and Services. Major reference resources and techniques used for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 382D, 382W, Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384C. Organizing and Providing Access to Information. Introduction to general principles and features of organizing and providing access to information, including varieties and numbers of information-bearing objects, different traditions of practice, user concerns, subject access, and information system features and evaluation. Information Studies 384C and Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384D. Collection Management. Philosophical and social context, objectives, and methodology of evaluating and selecting library materials. Information Studies 384D and Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 1: Collection Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Information Studies 382D (or Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services]), and credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]).

384E. Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata. Standards, rules, and metadata formats for representing information entities in library catalogs and other bibliographic systems. Emphasis on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and the MARC metadata format. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 384E, 384W, Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384F. Subject Cataloging and Indexing. The study of problems in the content analysis of information entities and their subject representation in library catalogs and indexing systems. Special emphasis on the Dewey Decimal Classification, the Library of Congress Classification, and the Library of Congress Subject Heading systems. Information Studies 384F and Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 3: Subject Cataloging, Indexing, and Categorization of Informational Materials) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384G. Indexing and Thesaurus Construction. Standards, principles, and practices in the indexing of information entities. Covers both single-work indexing and multiple item-indexing systems, as well as issues and applications in building thesauri for such systems. Comparative work in both controlled and uncontrolled vocabularies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384H. Concepts of Information Retrieval. Foundations and emerging areas of research in information retrieval and filtering, including system evaluation, major underlying models in the field, empirical methods of document classification, and applications of data mining techniques (such as clustering and dimensionality reduction) for information management. Information Studies 384H and 385T (Topic: Concepts of Information Retrieval) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384K. Access to Information and Materials. Study of principles and theories of selecting, acquiring, organizing, indexing, and networking sources of information. Creation, processing, and management of automated and manual files for information access. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 384K and Library and Information Science 384K may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384W. Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata. Standards, rules, and metadata formats for representing information entities in library catalogs and other bibliographic systems. Emphasis on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and the MARC metadata format. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 384E, 384W, Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385C. User-System Interface Design. Design of user-system interfaces, through advanced techniques. Information Studies 385C and Library and Information Science 385T (Topic 16: User-System Interface Design) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385D. Web Information Retrieval, Evaluation, and Design. Reviews the theoretical foundations of information retrieval and information retrieval interfaces and applies these concepts to the development of lightweight text retrieval, designing novel search interfaces, and building customized or vertical search applications. Information Studies 385D and Library and Information Science 385T (Topic 20: Concepts of Information Retrieval) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385E. Information Architecture and Design I. The theory and design of information architecture: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility toward understanding. Students present theoretical reviews; map and design; and develop novel information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications. Information Studies 385E and Library and Information Science 385T (Topic: Information Architecture and Design) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385F. Information Architecture and Design II. Systems analysis and design of Web applications focusing on information architecture, interfaces, Web technologies, and development methods for creating information systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and credit or registration for Information Studies 385E.

385G. Advanced Usability. The scientific and methodological underpinnings for the study of usability, including techniques to test the usability of any human computer interface or Web site and advocating user-centered design through advanced usability testing methods. Information Studies 385G and Library and Information Science 385T (Topic 21: Information Architecture and Usability Studies) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Information Studies 385P.

385H. Digital Media Design I. Design and use of learning materials involving the best practices as revealed through educational research. Production of graphic, audio, video, and multimedia materials for presentation. Techniques of presentation to large and small groups in educational and professional settings. Information Studies 385H and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic 15: Digital Media Design) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385J. Digital Media Design II. Advanced concepts of digital media design and production, and their applications in information services. Information Studies 385J and Library and Information Science 382L (Topic: Advanced Multimedia Design) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and credit or registration for Information Studies 385H (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 15: Digital Media Design]).

385K. Human Information Interaction. Overview of human information needs, seeking, and processing. Study of the role of human factors in the design, development, and evaluation of information services that use technology. Information Studies 385K and Library and Information Science 386 (Topic: Seminar: Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385L. Information Networks. Development, design, use, and evaluation of information networks. Information Studies 385L and Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 10: Information Networks) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385M. Database Management Principles and Applications. Database management systems, including architecture, design, administration, and implementation. Information Studies 385M and Library and Information Science 384K (Topic 11: Database Management Principles and Applications) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385N. Informatics. Investigation of user-driven information science and technology movements in professional and disciplinary areas, in contrast to the information science and technology associated with typical information professionalism. Focus includes informatics educational and research programs in the US and abroad. Areas covered may include medical, nursing, engineering, and legal informatics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385P. Introduction to Usability. The basics of user-centered design through the lifecycle of a software product. Includes perceptual, psychological, and other scientific underpinnings of usability and the justification for the application of usability engineering in software development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385Q. Knowledge Management Systems. Survey of knowledge management systems that enable the access and coordination of knowledge assets, including intranets, groupware, Weblogs, instant messaging, content management systems, and e-mail in both individual and organizational contexts. Information Studies 385Q and 385T (Topic: Knowledge Management Systems) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385R. Survey of Digitization. Explores the purposes for which digitization is used in a range of information agencies, and the technologies of digitization for a variety of formats (print documents, photographic media, audio, video). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385S. Digital Library Principles and Development. Research, development, and evaluation issues in digital libraries, including collection development and digitization; provision of access to multimedia materials; access strategies and interfaces; metadata and interoperability; and the implications of digital libraries with respect to policy and social issues. Information Studies 385S and 385T (Topic: Digital Libraries) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385T. Information Science and Knowledge Systems. Study of the properties and behavior of information; forces governing the flow and use of information; technology affecting information processing and management; information production, transmission, selection, storage, and use. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 385T and Library and Information Science 385T may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386. History of Library and Information Studies. Topics on the philosophical foundations, the history, and the development of archives, books, libraries, and information service. Topics vary from general introductory treatments to advanced seminars; most stress wide reading and independent research papers. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 386 and Library and Information Science 386 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 7: Seminar in History for Information Studies. Problems, issues, and trends, historical and current, in libraries, librarianship, information science, knowledge systems, and relevant technologies. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 8: History of Printing. The advent of movable-type printing in the West; its antecedents, preconditions, pioneers, and progress.

Topic 10: Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500. Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge--their creation, organization, preservation, and use--in the context of cultural and social history; the development of various forms of manuscript and print communication and efforts to mediate for information seekers.

Topic 14: Books, Libraries, and Civilization since 1500. Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge--their creation, organization, preservation, and use--in the context of cultural and social history; development of knowledge institutions that serve various populations and societies in the modern world.

386C. Archives, Records, and Preservation in the Modern World. Progress of archival enterprise, records management, and preservation administration from the Renaissance to the present. Information Studies 386C and Library and Information Science 386 (Topic 11: Archives and Records in the Modern World) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

387. Administration. Theory and practice in the design, behavior, evaluation, and administration of libraries and other information agencies and systems. Marketing of information organizations and resources. Administrative applications of technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 387 and Library and Information Science 387 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Information Management. Management of information resources for profit or nonprofit organizations.

Topic 2: Information Marketing. Marketing of information agencies, systems, services, publications, software, and hardware.

Topic 3: Planning and Management of Library Technology. Current library technologies and technologies that may become popular. Focus on how the technologies work, familiarity with technical jargon, and the ability to communicate ideas to technical staff. Topics may include integrated library systems, networking and telecommunications, Internet technology and applications, case law and legislation, assistive technologies, and technical training and trends. Additional prerequisite: Credit or registration for Information Studies 180J (or credit for Library and Information Science 180J) and credit or registration for Information Studies 384E (or credit for Library and Information Science 384K [Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials]).

387C. Managing Information Services and Organizations. Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to information agencies and systems. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 387C, 387W, Library and Information Science 387 (Topic 1: Managing Information Services and Organizations). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

387D. Systems Analysis and Evaluation. Information Studies 387D and Library and Information Science 387 (Topic 5: Systems Analysis and Evaluation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]).

387W. Managing Information Services and Organizations. Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to information agencies and systems. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 387C, 387W, Library and Information Science 387 (Topic 1: Managing Information Services and Organizations). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388C. School Library Management. Philosophy, objectives, and management of the learning resources center. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388C, 388W, Library and Information Science 388K (Topic 1: Learning Resources Programs). Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and credit or registration for Information Studies 382E or 382F, 382D, and 384D (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 9: Materials for Children] or 382L [Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults], 382L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services], and 384K [Topic 1: Collection Management]).

388D. Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults. Designing and planning effective services and programs for children and young adults: technologies, information need analysis, and trends. Information Studies 388D and Library and Information Science 388K (Topic 16: Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388E. Historical Museums: Context and Practice. The process of exhibit creation in historical museums, from planning through development to opening and maintenance, as a negotiation among stakeholders for influence on the story that is told. The institutional position of the museum, including its history and resources; the concerns of museum employees; the influence of the audience and of those who are directly affected or represented by an exhibit and the role of contractual professionals. Information Studies 388E and Library and Information Science 388K (Topic: Historical Museums: Context and Practice) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388F. Special Libraries. Development and management of special libraries and information centers. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Information Studies 388F and 388K (Topic 3: Special Libraries) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388K. Organizational Environments. Mission, goals, and objectives of specific library and information science settings in relation to the services they provide and to the larger institutions of which they are part. Unique features of a particular setting in staffing, facilities, finances, and clientele. Issues, trends, and problems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 388K and Library and Information Science 388K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]).

Topic 1: Public Libraries. Mission, governance, issues, trends, and problems of public libraries.

Topic 2: Academic Libraries. The relationship of academic library management to trends in postsecondary education, to the institution the library serves, and to the research community at large.

Topic 3: Special Libraries. Development and management of special libraries and information centers. Information Studies 388F and 388K (Topic 3: Special Libraries) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Rare Book and Special Collections. Administration of rare book and manuscript collections. Introduction to analytical bibliography.

Topic 6: Law Libraries. Overview of law librarianship, the discipline of law, and the culture of the legal environment, including the context in which law librarians, legal publishers, and other legal information professionals work.

388L. Professional Experience and Project. Study of a practical problem, current phenomenon, or professional issue in an institutional setting. Students prepare a final project intended for publication. Conference course. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Information Studies 388L and Library and Information Science 388L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and completion of at least thirty-two semester hours of coursework in the graduate program in information studies. Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

388Q. Practicum in Information Services and Organizations. At least 125 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388Q, 388R, 388S, Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1: Practicum in Information Services and Organizations), 388P (Topic 2: Practicum in School Libraries), 388P (Topic 3: Practicum in Preservation Planning). May not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, credit or registration for Information Studies 382C (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 20: Understanding and Serving Users]), and credit or registration for Information Studies 384C (or credit for Library and Information Science 384K [Topic 17: Organizing and Providing Access to Information]). Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

388R. Practicum in School Libraries. Fieldwork in a school library under the supervision of qualified personnel. At least 125 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388Q, 388R, 388S, Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1: Practicum in Information Services and Organizations), 388P (Topic 2: Practicum in School Libraries), 388P (Topic 3: Practicum in Preservation Planning). Prerequisite: Graduate standing, credit or registration for Information Studies 382D (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services]), credit or registration for Information Studies 382E or 382F (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 9: Materials for Children] or 382L [Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults]), credit or registration for Information Studies 384E (or credit for Library and Information Science 384K [Topic 8: Description and Basic Metadata Structures for Informational Materials]), credit or registration for Information Studies 388C (or credit for Library and Information Science 388K [Topic 1: Learning Resources Programs]), and consent of the school library practicum coordinator. Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

388S. Practicum in Preservation Planning. At least 125 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388Q, 388R, 388S, Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 1: Practicum in Information Services and Organizations), 388P (Topic 2: Practicum in School Libraries), 388P (Topic 3: Practicum in Preservation Planning). Prerequisite: Graduate standing, credit or registration for Information Studies 392D or 392F (or credit for Library and Information Science 392P [Topic 1: Introduction to Preservation] or 392P [Topic 6: The Protection and Care of Records Materials]), and consent of instructor. Participants will not receive monetary compensation.

388T. Internship in Libraries and Other Information Agencies. At least 125 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Information Studies 388T and Library and Information Science 388P (Topic 4: Internship in Libraries and Other Information Agencies) may not both be counted. May not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the student's adviser. Participants must receive monetary compensation.

388W. School Library Management. Philosophy, objectives, and management of the learning resources center. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388C, 388W, Library and Information Science 388K (Topic 1: Learning Resources Programs). Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and credit or registration for Information Studies 382E or 382F, 382D, and 384D (or credit for Library and Information Science 382L [Topic 9: Materials for Children] or 382L [Topic 10: Materials for Young Adults], 382L [Topic 12: Introduction to Information Resources and Services], and 384K [Topic 1: Collection Management]).

389C. Archival and Records Enterprise. Theory and practice of archival administration, records management, and preservation administration. Problems in acquiring, organizing, and providing for use of archives and office records; issues in deterioration and care of paper, books, photographic material, magnetic records, and other media through preservation programs for libraries and archives. May be repeated for credit. Information Studies 389C and Library and Information Science 389C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389D. Introduction to Archival Enterprise. Principles and practice of appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, reference service, and administration of institutional and collected archives. Information Studies 389D and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 1: Introduction to Archival Enterprise) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389E. Introduction to Records Management. Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting. Information Studies 389E and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 4: Introduction to Records Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389F. Organization of Records Information. Theory and practice of grouping and ordering records information for use in various environments. Information Studies 389F and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 17: Organization of Records Information) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389G. Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records. Issues in management of records information in the electronic environment. Information Studies 389G and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 14: Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389J. Appraisal and Selection of Records. Theory and practice of determining categories of value of records information and selecting records information for retention. Information Studies 389J and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 16: Appraisal and Selection of Records) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389K. Life Cycle Metadata for Digital Objects. Constructing the "metadata continuum" in order to understand how metadata may function as an authenticating wrapper for an electronic record. Analysis of the elements of the continuum, including records surveys and inventories, creation metadata, active management metadata, records schedules, accession records, cataloging and description metadata, maintenance records, and usage records. Information Studies 389K and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 20: Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

389L. Photograph and Cinema Archives. History and characteristics of photographic processes, organization of photographic materials, and administration of collections of photographs and movies. Information Studies 389L and Library and Information Science 389C (Topic 2: Photograph and Cinema Archives) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389M. Introduction to Issues in Records Information. Exploration of the fundamentals of records information and their role in society. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390N. Information Policy. Critical examination of issues and trends in information policy in public- and private-sector organizations on the local, state, federal, and international levels. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 390N and Library and Information Science 390N may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Federal Information Policy. Identification and understanding of roles of major stakeholders in federal information policy; development of policy analysis techniques.

Topic 2: Seminar in Information Policy. Analysis of issues and trends in information policy in various environments.

391D. Fundamentals of Inquiry in Information Studies. Topics in the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of library and information science. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 391D and Library and Information Science 391D may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 6: Directed Readings. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 7: Directed Research. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 8: Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I. Foundations of inquiry in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and a review of theories and methods of inquiry in information studies in particular.

Topic 9: Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II. Epistemological concepts and processes of theory generation and testing in information studies, with special attention to specific problems of interest to the student.

392D. Introduction to Preservation. Administration of preservation programs for students not enrolled in the preservation and conservation program. Information Studies 392D and Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 1: Introduction to Preservation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392E. Introductory Technology and Structure of Records Materials. Factors in the quality of records materials. Information Studies 392E and Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 5: Introductory Technology and Structure of Records Materials) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392F. The Protection and Care of Records Materials. Causes of deterioration and their control. Information Studies 392F and Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 6: The Protection and Care of Records Materials) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392G. Management of Preservation Programs. Information Studies 392G and Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 8: Management of Preservation Programs) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392H. Digitization for Preservation and Access. Explores the rationale for creating digital collections and the role of digitization for preservation, as well as collection development issues, project development and management, and varying standards for digitization projects. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392K. Problems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records. Media refreshment, conversion to neutral formats vs. emulation to retain original format, migration, and electronic records repository construction and administration. Case studies from government agency projects. Existing practices in the information technology field and their appropriateness to archival requirements: code vaulting and escrow, data warehousing; knowledge management. The issues of authenticity and reauthentication in the long-term preservation of electronic records. Issues of access, including privacy and open records, in the context of World Wide Web standards and digital library initiatives. Information Studies 392K and Library and Information Science 392P (Topic 12: Problems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

392L. Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting. Chronological examination of the development of recording; treatment of issues in the care and preservation of recordings, especially the economics of audio preservation and reformatting, noise reduction and stabilization, and stability concerns of modern storage media. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392M. Advanced Audio Preservation and Reformatting. Changing concepts about the nature of information in different formats; issues of access within the context of preservation; criteria for choosing materials to be reformatted; invasive vs. minimal restoration; rare formats; means of recovering the most information from a recording. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and credit or registration for Information Studies 392L.

393C. Conservation of Library and Archival Material. Theory, policy, and practice of conservation treatment in documentary repositories; materials science, housing, and preventive and curative treatment. Some topics may require additional hours; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 393C and Library and Information Science 393C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to preservation and conservation studies.

Topic 1: Book Laboratory I. Fundamentals of conservation treatment in the protection of library and archives materials.

Topic 2: Book Laboratory II. Paper repair, conservation, and library bookbinding.

Topic 3: Book Laboratory III. Examination, documentation, and treatment in the conservation of book textblocks; technical criteria and specifications for the maintenance of circulating collections.

Topic 4: Conservation Treatment Laboratory IV. Individual projects that explore special problems in book treatment and protection.

Topic 6: Paper Laboratory I. Documentation of condition; identification of media; treatments.

Topic 7: Paper Laboratory II. Technical and aesthetic considerations in the conservation of paper objects.

Topic 8: Conservation Science I. Physical and chemical properties of materials used in books, photographs, manuscripts, and related objects.

Topic 9: Conservation Science II. Research investigation of a typical conservation problem. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

394C, 994C. Fieldwork in Conservation. For 394C, fifteen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 994C, forty hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Information Studies 394C, 994C, Library and Information Science 394C, 994C. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Information Studies 393C (Topic 1: Book Laboratory I) (or Library and Information Science 393C [Topic 1: Book Laboratory I]), Information Studies 393C (Topic 2: Book Laboratory II) (or Library and Information Science 393C [Topic 2: Book Laboratory II]), and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Fieldwork in Conservation. Fieldwork in a research or rare book library, an archives, or a historical society, with emphasis on planning and executing broad collections care. This topic is offered as 394C and in the summer session only. Additional prerequisite: Completion of all conservation courses other than fieldwork.

Topic 2: Conservator Internship I. Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. Additional prerequisite: Information Studies 394C (Topic 1) (or Library and Information Science 394C [Topic 1: Fieldwork in Conservation]).

Topic 3: Conservator Internship II. Continuation of Information Studies 994C (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Information Studies 394C (Topic 2) or 994C (Topic 2) (or Library and Information Science 994C [Topic 2: Fieldwork in Conservation]).

397. Research in Information Studies. Methods and subjects of research in information studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 397 and Library and Information Science 397 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Bibliography and Methods in Historical Research. Sources of information for, and techniques of conducting, investigations in history.

Topic 2: Practicum in Research. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 3: Digitization for Digital Libraries Research. Exploration of theoretical and practical research on creating digital collections and making them available. Additional prerequisite: Information Studies 385R and 392H, significant experience in digital applications in digital libraries, or consent of instructor.

397C. Introduction to Research in Information Studies. Nature of social science research and its role in information studies. Information Studies 397C and Library and Information Science 397 (Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Information Studies 698A and Library and Information Science 698A may not both be counted; Information Studies 698B and Library and Information Science 698B may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in information studies, Information Studies 397C (or Library and Information Science 397 [Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science]), and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Information Studies 698A (or Library and Information Science 698A).

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Information Studies 398R and Library and Information Science 398R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in information studies, Information Studies 397C (or Library and Information Science 397 [Topic 1: Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science]), and written consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Information Studies. History and present status of education for librarianship and information studies. Curriculum design, systematic course design and management, teaching methodologies, and evaluation of learning. May be repeated for credit as a teaching practicum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Information Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R (or Library and Information Science 399R, 699R, or 999R).

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