INLS 200: Schedule

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No textbook is required for this course.

All readings are assigned on the Schedule, below. All readings will be available on the free web, as an e-journal, via the Library's e-reserves, or via this wiki.

Readings are listed on the Schedule on the day on which we will discuss them.

August 19

Introduction to the Course

Reading:


August 21

Introduction to Information Science

Reading:


August 26

Wikipedia

Reading:


August 28

Information Reliability

Reading


September 2

The Geography of Information Science

Reading:

  • TBA


September 4

The Information Search Process

Reading:


September 9

Search Engines

Reading:


September 11

Due: Wikipedia article topic statement blog post

History of the Web

Reading:


September 16

Google

Reading:


September 18

Due: Current events blog post

Metadata

Reading:

  • Gilliland, A. J. (1998). Setting the Stage. In M. Baca (Ed.), Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute.


September 23

Evaluating Information

Reading:


September 25

Due: Source Evaluation #1

Online Privacy and Security

Reading:


September 30

Introduction to Databases

Reading:


October 2

The Library Online Catalog: Lab

Reading:


October 7

Vocabulary

Reading:


October 9

The Invisible Web

Reading:

  • 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).


October 14

Due: Source Evaluation #2

Identifiers

Reading:


October 16

No class: Fall break

October 21

Discipline-specific Resources

Reading:


October 23

Due: Current events blog post

Copyright & Intellectual Property

Reading:


October 28

Class cancelled: I will be at the American Society for Information Science and Technology conference in Columbus, OH.


October 30

Facebook and Social Networking

Guest speaker: Fred Stutzman, SILS Ph.D. student

Reading:


November 4

Digital Libraries

Reading:


November 6

Due: Source Evaluation #3

Class cancelled: I will be hosting the workshop: Coordinating EU-US Digital Library Education.


November 11

Multimedia Information Retrieval

Reading:


November 13

Due: Wikipedia article changelog blog post

Web 2.0

Reading:


November 18

"Web 3.0": The Semantic Web

Reading:


November 20

Due: Current events blog post

Cutting-edge Personal Information Tools

Reading:


November 25

Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games

Guest speaker: Laura Christopherson, SILS Ph.D. student

Reading:


November 27

No class: Thanksgiving break

December 2

Too Much Information

Reading:


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.)

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