INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Implementing Library IT Systems
Expected to include approximately 3-5 library visits during regularly-scheduled class time.
The primary goal of this class is to gain familiarity with a variety of Library IT systems at an administrative level. Over the course of the semester we will discuss selection, trends, privacy, security for library systems, within the context of the implementation lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases). Lectures will also cover real-world experiences from the professor and several guest lecturers.
In this course, students will be exposed to a survey of Library IT systems found in the daily operations of a library. Going beyond the purpose and mission of the system, students will actually experience the administrative interface of these systems. The course will be a combination of lectures, group assignments, and guest demonstrations/lectures. Roughly 3-5 classes may be onsite at local libraries.