INLS 200: Schedule
No textbook is required for this course.
Readings are listed on the Schedule on the day on which we will discuss them.
- 1 August 19
- 2 August 21
- 3 August 26
- 4 August 28
- 5 September 2
- 6 September 4
- 7 September 9
- 8 September 11
- 9 September 16
- 10 September 18
- 11 September 23
- 12 September 25
- 13 September 30
- 14 October 2
- 15 October 7
- 16 October 9
- 17 October 14
- 18 October 16
- 19 October 21
- 20 October 23
- 21 October 28
- 22 October 30
- 23 November 4
- 24 November 6
- 25 November 11
- 26 November 13
- 27 November 18
- 28 November 20
- 29 November 25
- 30 November 27
- 31 December 2
- 32 December 5, noon
Introduction to the Course
- Shapiro, Jeremy J. and Hughes, Shelley K. (1996). Information Literacy as a Liberal Art: Enlightenment proposals for a new curriculum. Educom Review, 31(2).
Introduction to Information Science
- Bates, Marcia J. (1999). The Invisible Substrate of Information Science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(12), 1043-1050.
- Wikipedia:About. Read the Intro, Making the best use of Wikipedia, & Contributing to Wikipedia sections.
- Wikipedia:Five pillars
- Giles, J. (2005). Internet encyclopaedias go head to head. Nature, 438(7070), 900-901.
- Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (2006). Fatally Flawed: Refuting the recent study on encyclopedic accuracy by the journal Nature. Read pages 1-7.
- Read Nature Magazine's two responses to Britannica's objections: Nature's formal response and a point-by-point rebuttal.
The Geography of Information Science
The Information Search Process
- UNC Libraries' Library Research tutorial. (You do not need to take the quiz at the end of the tutorial.)
- Kuhlthau, C. C. (1991). Inside the Search Process: Information Seeking from the User's Perspective. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42(5), 361-371. Read the following sections: Introduction (p. 361), Six Stages of the ISP (pp. 366-369). Pay particular attention to Tables 2 & 3 (p. 367 & 369).
- Sullivan, D. (2007). How Search Engines Work, and How Search Engines Rank Web Pages, from Searchenginewatch.com
- Vine, Rita. (2004). The Business of Search Engines. Information Outlook, 8(2), 25-31.
Due: Wikipedia article topic statement blog post
History of the Web
- Sterling, Bruce. (1993). A Short History of the Internet.
- Kleinberg, J., & Lawrence, S. (2001). The Structure of the Web. Science, 294, 1849-1850.
- Read the following pages on Google's site:
- Sullivan, D. (2007). Intro To Search Engine Submission, and Submitting To Search Crawlers, from Searchenginewatch.com
Due: Current events blog post
- Gilliland, A. J. (1998). Setting the Stage. In M. Baca (Ed.), Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute.
- UNC Libraries' Evaluating Information tutorial
Due: Source Evaluation #1
Online Privacy and Security
- Brunk, B. (2001). Exoinformation & Interface Design. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 27(6).
Introduction to Databases
- Roman, Steven. (2003). Access Database Design & Programming, 2nd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. Ch. 1. (I also suggest, but do not require, that you read Ch. 2.)
The Library Online Catalog: Lab
- UNC Libraries Catalog Search Tips
- Large, A., Tedd., L. A., & Hartley, R. J. (1999). Information Seeking in the Online Age: Principles and Practice. London: Bowker Saur. Chapter 4: Language and Information Retrieval.
The Invisible Web
- Bergman, Michael K. (2001). The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 7(1).
- Notess, Greg R. (2003, May 28). Search Engine Statistics. Read all of the Size Showdowns (all of the reports down to but not including "Other Showdown Analyses" − don't panic, they're short).
Due: Source Evaluation #2
- International DOI Foundation. (2006). The DOI Handbook. Section 1.
No class: Fall break
- Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Read: Description and Preface.
- Library Literature & Information Science. Log in and read: Help documentation.
Due: Current events blog post
Copyright & Intellectual Property
- UNC Libraries' Information Ethics Tutorial. Sections 1, 2, & 5.
Class cancelled: I will be at the American Society for Information Science and Technology conference in Columbus, OH.
Facebook and Social Networking
Guest speaker: Fred Stutzman, SILS Ph.D. student
- boyd, danah. (2007). Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life. MacArthur Foundation on Digital Learning, Identity Volume (ed. David Buckingham). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Borgman, Christine L. (2000). From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 2.
Due: Source Evaluation #3
Class cancelled: I will be hosting the workshop: Coordinating EU-US Digital Library Education.
Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Pack, T. (2002). Image searching across the Web. Online, 26(1), 30-34.
- Foote, J. (1999). An overview of audio information retrieval. Multimedia Systems, 7(1), 2-10.
Due: Wikipedia article changelog blog post
- O'Reilly, T. (2005). What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software.
"Web 3.0": The Semantic Web
- Parsia, B. (2002, 26 April). A simple, prima facie argument in favor of the Semantic Web.
- Markoff, J. (2006, 12 November). Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense. New York Times.
Due: Current events blog post
Cutting-edge Personal Information Tools
- About Google Scholar
- O'Neill, N. (2004). Open WorldCat Pilot: A User's Perspective. Searcher, 12(10).
- Pilgrim, M. (2002). What is RSS?
Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games
Guest speaker: Laura Christopherson, SILS Ph.D. student
- Squire, K & Steinkuehler, C. (2005). Meet the Gamers. Library Journal, 130(7), 38-41.
- Steinkuehler, C. (2008). Massively multiplayer online games as an educational technology: An outline for research. Educational Technology, 48(1), 10-21.
No class: Thanksgiving break
Too Much Information
- Mooers, C. N. (1960). Mooers’ Law; or why some retrieval systems are used and others are not. American Documentation, 11(3), p. i.
- Gladwell, M. (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Conclusion.
December 5, noon
Due: Wikipedia article final version
Don't panic! Sleep in. There is no final exam for this course. This is the time slot for final exams for courses scheduled for when this course meets. (See the Registrar's final exam schedule.)