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Information and Library Science

100 Manning Hall, CB# 3360
(919) 962-8366

NOTE: These courses are open to students enrolled in the School of Information and Library Science. Students registered in other departments or schools may enroll in a course with permission of the School.

First Session, 2021

INLS 161 Tools for Information Literacy (3)

ONLINE. Tools and concepts for information literacy. Includes software use and maintenance, computer applications, and networked information systems.

INLS 201 Foundations of Information Science (3)

ONLINE. Examines the evolution of information science; information representation, organization and management; search and retrieval; human information seeking and interaction; organizational behavior and communication; policy, ethics and scholarly communications. Offered fall and spring. Late afternoon. General Education requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

INLS 382 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite or corequisite, INLS 161. Analysis of organizational problems and how information systems can be designed to solve those problems. Application of database and interface design principles to the implementation of information systems. Evening

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

ONLINE. Basic concepts in the way that information, people, and technology interact to influence organizational effectiveness. Principles of problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change/innovation.

INLS 465 Understanding Information Technology for Managing Digital Collections (3)

MAYMESTER. Prepares students to be conversant with information technologies that underlie digital collections in order to evaluate the work of developers, delegate tasks, write requests for proposals, and establish policies and procedures. Teaches students how to think about information technology systems and recognize and manage interdependencies between parts of the systems. Five days a week

INLS 523 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications.(3)

Prerequisite, INLS 161; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Design and implementation of basic database systems. Semantic modeling, relational database theory, including normalization, indexing, and query construction, SQL.

INLS 560 Programming for Information Professionals (3)

ONLINE. Introduction to programming and computational concepts. Students will learn to write programs using constructs such as iteration, flow control, variables, functions, and error handling. No programming experience required.

INLS 561 Digital Forensics for Curation of Digital Collections (3)

MAYMESTER. This course addresses common storage devices and interfaces; write-blocking equipment and its role in acquisition of data; levels of representation; basic file system structure; role and importance of hash values and hex views of bitstreams; software used to conduct forensics tasks; considerations for incorporating forensics into curation workflows; and legal and ethical issues. Five days a week

INLS 582 Systems Analysis (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, INLS 382 or graduate standing. Introduction to the systems approach to the design and development of information systems. Methods and tools for the analysis and modeling of system functionality (e.g., structured analysis) and data represented in the system (e.g., object-oriented analysis) are studied.

INLS 685 Project Management: Strategy and Applications (3)

ONLINE. This course is a broad introduction to project management principles, tools, and strategies intended for use in a variety of applications. Key topics include project planning tools, project process groups, risk assessment, budgeting/cost estimation, and team management. Through the use of readings, videos, assignments, and forum discussions, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the strategy behind successful project management and problem resolution.

INLS 690-279 Open Access for Library and Information Professionals (3)

ONLINE. We will explore the current state of the Open Access movement, examine best practices for library services, and develop strategies to prepare for the future. Throughout the course we will learn about the human, technical, and structural challenges to Open Access, and also why Open Access is an important part of scholarly communications. This course aims to provide an intensive opportunity to become conversant in foundational topics related to Open Access. Although the course will have a lecture component that will provide a topical overview, the majority of the content will be devoted to in-class activities, role-playing scenarios, and discussions. By the end of the course, students will be able to define and explain core concepts related to Open Access. Students will critically engage with the Open Access movement, tackling issues such as underrepresented voices, accessibility, and outreach. Last, but not least, this course aims to help students become more comfortable engaging with a topic that is dynamic, and rapidly evolving.

INLS 750 Introduction Digital Curation (3)

ONLINE. Introduces students to digital curation; focusing best practices for the creation, selection, storage, provision, and long-term preservation of digital entities. Discusses the digital/data curation lifecycles and identifies the activities associated with each stage and their social, legal, ethical, and policy implications. Offered fall, spring, summer

INLS 767 Information Assurance (3)

ONLINE. Information assurance is a broader concept than (computerized) information security. It deals with aspects of data integrity, privacy, paper and human security issues, and security from several perspectives: legal issues, technical tools and methods, social and ethical concerns, and organization’s policies and procedures, and standards.

Second Session, 2021

INLS 161 Tools for Information Literacy (3)

ONLINE. Tools and concepts for information literacy. Includes software use and maintenance, computer applications, and networked information systems.

INLS 385 Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness (3)

ONLINE. Basic concepts in the way that information, people, and technology interact to influence organizational effectiveness. Principles of problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change/innovation.

INLS 513 Resource Selection and Evaluation (3)

ONLINE. Identification, provision, and evaluation of resources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments.

INLS 623 Database Systems II: Intermediate Databases (3)

Intermediate-level design and implementation of database systems, building on topics studied in INLS 523. Additional topics include MySQL, indexing, XML, and nontext databases.

INLS 751 Data Governance and Curation (3)

ONLINE. This course explores best practices, standards, new tools, and workflows for the full range of data lifecycle activities including: FAIR data; the ethics of data collection, analysis, and storage, data sharing and reuse for the academic, government, and business sectors; key data curation standards; data quality; document and content management; data maturity models; and organizational change management. The second half of the class focuses on data governance.