LIBR 284-03
LIBR 284-12
Seminar in Archives and Records Management
Topic: Archivists: Meet Web 2.0
Spring 2011 Greensheet

Patricia C. Franks, Ph.D., CRM
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Virtual Office Hours/Location:  Elluminate, each Monday, 6-7 p.m. pacific.  Access information provided in Angel


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The semester runs from January 26 through May 17. The content for the course is managed through Angel. Students must self-enroll for this course in Angel between January 21 through January 28.  You will be required to use a password access code.  The code will be provided to you via the MySJSU Messaging system on or before January 21.

Course Description

This semester’s Seminar topic is Archivists: Meet Web 2.0.

Web 2.0 is here. Organizations and individuals can—and do—create, share and store information in a variety of web-hosted packages: Google docs, blogs, wikis, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and more. What does Web 2.0 mean for archivists and how should the profession respond? Take this course to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the increasing use of online technologies within organizations and society and to consider the implications for archival theory and practice.

Course Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe a variety of Web 2.0 technologies that may be employed by organizations and individuals,
  • analyze, assess, and embrace the opportunities and challenges presented by Web 2.0 technologies,
  • describe the impact of the use of such technologies on archival theory and practice,
  • evaluate and select artifacts developed using Web 2.0 technology representative of contemporary culture for inclusion in a virtual time capsule (group project), and
  • prepare a narrated slide presentation and conduct a presentation within Second Life.

This course supports the following SLIS Core Competencies:

  • C. recognize the social, cultural and economic dimensions of information use;
  • F. use the basic concepts and principles related to the creation, evaluation, selection, acquisition, preservation and organization of specific items or collections of information;
  • H. demonstrate proficiency in the use of current information and communication technologies, and other related technologies, as they affect the resources and uses of libraries [archives for this section] and other types of information providing entities; and
  • M. demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for group work, collaborations and professional level presentations.

Course Requirements

Course lectures, discussions, and additional materials will be posted in Angel (learning management system). However, since the course explores the use of Web 2.0 technologies, two sessions will be held in Elluminate (web conferencing) and two in the the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA) on SLIS Island in Second Life.   Note:

Because I truly believe in the flexibility provided by online courses, students can make alternate arrangements to work around any scheduling conflicts presented by the Elluminate and SL sessions (for example, listening to recordings in Elluminate and/or arranging an individual time to work in Second Life). 

Please see Technology Requirements and Instructions for Success. If you are not familiar with ANGEL, there are helpful tutorials at http://ischool.sjsu.edu/angel/

You need a high-speed connection (DSL, cable, etc.) to successfully take this class.  You also need a computer with built-in mike and speakers or a headset you can use when in Elluminate and Second Life.

A student tutorial can be found at http://ischool.sjsu.edu/software/elluminate/students/

If you do not have an avatar for use in Second Life, you can create your own by following the instructions at http://secondlife.com/whatis/avatar/

Assignments and Grading
This course requires a number of assignments designed to introduce students to Web 2.0 technologies and to explore their impact on the archival profession. Details for the assignments listed below will be posted under Course Documents in Angel. Students’ grades will be based on the % of points earned out of a possible 1,000.

  • Guest Lectures (100 points)

Guest lectures will be presented in Elluminate on at least two occasions during the semester.  Each will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. pacific time. Attendance at one is required. (50 points) However, arrangements to listen to a recording the following day can be made if you get in touch with the instructor before the date of the presentation.

In addition, guest lectures or field trips will take place in Second Life on at least two occasions during the semester.  Each will run from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. SLT time (pacific). Attendance at one is required. (50 points) These will not be recorded, so you must arrange your schedule to attend unless you notify me in advance to deternine an alternative activity.

Because you must demonstrate your ability to present in Second Life, you will be expected to prepare your presentation, work with the SL assistant to get it ready, and then present either as part of the 2nd annual VCARA conference on May 24 (I know, it’s after the semester ends but I will check your work ahead of time) if possible, or if not possible at a time mutually agreeable with the instructor.

Instructions will be included in Angel explaining how you can earn the 100 points for attending each of the two required presentations (one Elluminate and one Second Life) and answering questions posed by the instructor. Details of all presentations will be provided in the Angel site.

  • Book Review (100 points each)

Read one of the books listed in the textbook and readings section and write a book review following the directions for preparing a book review found at the Owl at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/704/01/

General directions for the book review: Introduce and briefly summarize the main principles covered in the book. Be sure to address how the information in the book impacts concepts related to the creation, evaluation, selection, acquisition, preservation and organization of information. Once you provide a summary of these principles as presented by the author, critically evaluate the text. This is where you provide your own thoughts on the points introduced by the author.  (100 points)

I have provided examples of book reviews done by the previous class as well as detailed information on 2 of my favorite oldies but goodies (relatively speaking): Everything is Miscellaneous (2007) by David Weinberger and Here Comes Everybody (2008) by Clay Shirky.  Review the examples provided before you launch into your own book review.

  • Group Project - Virtual Time Capsule (650 points)

Students will be divided into groups during week 2 in order to begin work on the group project. The group project will include evaluation and selection of artifacts developed using Web 2.0 technologies representative of our culture for inclusion in a virtual “time capsule.”  Groups must use Web 2.0 technologies in order to create their virtual time capsule.  Consultation with instructor is required for approval of each group plan.

The project will include 5 parts:

1)    Artifacts . For an A, 5 artifacts created using social media/web 2.0 tools and technologies would be included for each member of the group (one from 5 different categories, such as podcast, blog, wiki, video, etc.); for a B, 4 artifacts – each from a different category); for a C, 3 artifacts – each from a different category). The artifacts will be created by group members and linked to from a group project wiki (detailed instructions in Angel) (200 points)

2)    Documentation. Written description identifying the method used to analyze and select the artifacts, the way in which these artifacts can be made accessible to individuals in the present, and the challenges that must be met to preserve them for the future. Groups will present their project plan to the instructor week 4 for approval. All documentation will be posted to a group project wiki.  (300 points)

3)    Summary (PPT Presentation).  The work of the group must be summarized in 10-12 slides. The slides will be narrated and linked to from the group project wiki.  You can use Elluminate, PPT’s narration took, Adobe Presenter or any method you choose to narrate your slides, as long as we can view/hear when we select the link from your wiki. (100 points)

4)    Presentation in Second Life. Each group will be expected to import their slides into Second Life and prepare a slideshow presentation that will be included as part of the “Time Capsule 2011” exhibit for the 2nd annual VCARA conference on May 24.  At least one member of the group should make plans to present on that date (looks great on your resume). However, if that is not possible, visitors will be able to hear your summary, since you will be expected to provide a link to a podcast they can listen to instead. (100 points)

5)    Peer review. Each student in the group will evaluate their own contributions and the contributions of their peers. An average of the peer evaluations will be used for the grade for this part. However, your own evaluation will be useful to compare your self-evaluation with the composite evaluation provided by the members of the group. (50 points)

  • Class Discussions (50 points)

A class discussion is included every week during the course. Some are just to keep in touch and no credit is assigned. Some do have points associated with them. All are used for attendance. Additional information will be provided in Angel.

Note: The details of all activities and discussions, including due dates, will be available in Angel.

Course Calendar

 

LIBR 284-03 and -12

Course Schedule

Summer 2009

 

 

Week

 

Start and End Dates*

 

Readings, Discussions, & Assignments

 

Additional materials (links, articles, and resources for discussions) will be available in the course during each of the weeks below, so be sure to visit the Course Content area often to see what else is coming your way.

1

1/26 – 1/30

Topics: Introduction to Course and Web 2.0 Basics

Readings

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Preface, Introduction, chapter 1: Web 2.0 Basics

Assignments and/or Discussions:

Disc #1 – Read my introduction in the discussion area. Then introduce yourself. Attach a picture to your Angel portfolio if you’d like.  

2

1/31 – 2/6

Topics: Web sites and Social Media Hubs

Readings

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 2: Evaluating Your Current Web Presence & Setting Goals for Web 2.0

Assignments and Discussions:

Disc #2 – Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

3

2/7 – 2/13

Topic:  Personal and Professional Blogging: Where do you draw the line?

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 3: Using Blogs

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #3 – Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

4

2/14 – 2/20

Topic: Push Technology: Podcasts, Webcasts, and More

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 4: Using Podcasts

Assignments and Discussions:

Disc #4 – Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

5

2/21 – 2/27

Topic: Image sharing, tagging, and crowdsourcing

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 5: Using Flickr & Other Image-Sharing Sites

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #5 – Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

6

2/28 – 3/6

Topic: Viral Video: YouTube is not the only  game in town

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 6: Using YouTube and Other Video-Sharing Sites

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #6 – Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

7

3/7 – 3/13

Topic: Can you think like a microblogger?

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 7: Using Twitter (Microblogging)

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #7 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

8

3/14 – 3/20

Topic: Wikis and your group project

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 8: Using Wikis

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #8 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

9

3/21 – 3/27

Topic: Social Networking and Social Engineering

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 9: Using Facebook and Other Social Networking Services

 

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #9 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

3/29 = 4/3 – Spring Break

10

4/4 – 4/10

Topic: Creation, evaluation, selection, acquisition, preservation and organization of information

Readings:

Everything is Miscellaneous (A Review) 

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #10– Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

11

4/11 – 4/17

Topic: Social, cultural, and economic dimensions of information

Readings

Here Comes Everybody (A Review) 

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #11 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

12

4/18 – 4/24

Topic: Mashups, Widgets, and Second Life

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 10: More 2.0 Tools to Consider

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #12 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

Book Review:  Due 4/24 at 11:55 p.m. Upload to dropbox in this week's folder.

13

4/25 – 5/1

Topic: Planning, measuring and documenting your social media initiatives

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 11: Measuring Your Success

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #13 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

14

5/2 – 5/8

Topic: Developing a Web 2.0 Strategy

Readings:

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies …

Chapter 12: Management and Other Considerations

Assignments and Discussions

Disc #14 - Discussions from week 2 through 10 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

15

5/9 – 5/15

Topic: Time Capsule – All Materials Available for Review

Readings: None.

Disc #15– Discussions from week 2 through 110 will be centered on course content and will be released at the beginning of each week.

Student Presentations, Archival Time Capsule,  in Second Life

DATE: TBA 

Wrap Up

5/16 – 5/17

Topic: Course Completion

Readings: None

Assignments and Discussions: None

Course completion: I'll be working on your grades these two days. Final grades will be available by 5/20.

*All work is due midnight of the last day (Sunday).

Grading

Grading will be based on a total accumulation of 1,000 possible points, distributed as follows:

  • Class participation on discussion boards (one each week): 50 points 
  • Required attendance at 1 Elluminate session (guest lectures) and 1 Second Life presentation: 100 points
  • Book reviews (1): 100 points
  • "Archival Time Capsule" Group Project:
  • 5 artifacts for each member (attached to wiki)  – 200 points
  • 1 Document describing time capsule project (wiki) – 300 points
  • 1 Summary PPT presentation (narrated and attached to wiki) – 100 points
  • 1 Slideshow Presentation with Podcast in Second Life – 100 points
  • Peer Reviews of Group Work – 50 points

 Penalties are also assessed in the following situations:

  • Errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax will be subject to a grade penalty.
  • Evidence of plagiarism will result in a grade of F for the course and will be reported to administration.
  • Late assignments will not be accepted unless by prior consent of the instructor. If you have an illness (medical certificate required) or a family tragedy, please contact the instructor.

Textbooks and Readings

Required: One book of your choice fron the following list for a book review:

  • Auletta, K. (2009; reprint 2010). Googled: The end of the world as we know it. (ISBN-10: 0143118048). 
  • Anderson, C. (2008).  The Long Tail (Revised and Updated Edition): Why the future of business is selling less of more. (ISBN: 1401309666).
  • Bailey, S. (2008). Managing the crowd: rethinking records management for the web 2.0 world. (ISBN: 978-1-85604-641-1).
  • Bell, G and Gemmell, J. (2009) Total recall: How the E- Memory revolution will change everything. (ISBN: 0525951342).
  • Bingham, T., Conner, M., and Pink, D. H. (2010). The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming OrganizationsThrough Social Media. Available through AMAZON: (ISBN-10: 1605097020).
  • Blossom, J. (2009) Content nation: Surviving and thriving as social media changes our work, our lives, and our future. (ISBN: 0470379219).
  • Camerion. F. and Kenderdine, S. (ed.) (2010). Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse (Media in Transition). (ISBN: 0262514117).
  • Carr, N. (2010). The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains. (ISBN: 0393072223).  
  • Kelly, K. (2010). What technology wants. (ISBN: 0670022152). 
  • Kirkpatrick, D. (2010). The Facebook effect: The inside story of the company that is connecting the world. (ISBN: 1439102112).
  • Lanier, J. (2010). You are not a gadget. (ISBN: 978-0-307-26964-5).
  • Mayer-Schonberger, V. (2009) delete: The virtue of forgetting in the digital age. (ISBN: 0691138613).
  • Shirky, C. (2010). Cognitive surplus: Creativity and generosity in a connected age.  (ISBN: 1594202532).

Required Textbooks:

  • Theimer, K. (2010). Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Available through Amazon: 1555706797 arrow gif indicating link outside sjsu domain

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F

 

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.

Dropping and Adding

Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.

Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.

Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material

University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:

  • "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
    • It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
    • In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
  • "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."

Academic integrity

Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.

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