Spring 2014 Greensheet
|LIBR 202 Resources
WebData Pro Tutorials
This is an online-only class using D2L and Blackboard.
Class begins via D2L on January 29, 2014.
Principles of information retrieval and their application to information systems and services. Emphasizing models of user information seeking behavior, human information processing and their relationship to retrieval models in information systems.
Complete LIBR 203: Online Social Networking: Technology and Tools
This is a mandatory 1 unit course that introduces students to the various e-learning tools used in the SLIS program, including D2L, Elluminate and Second Life. This course must be completed by all new SLIS students within the first 4 weeks of their first semester. If you have questions about this course, e-mail Debbie Faires or Dale David.
For more information, see http://ischool.sjsu.edu/classes/coursedesc.htm
Class Virtual Meetings
All of the lectures will be delivered live on Blackboard. The lectures will be delivered live every Wednesday at 8pm (CST). All live Blackboard sessions will be recorded for later listening. There will generally be one lecture given each week.
NOTE: Attendance at the Blackboard sessions is not mandatory.
The assignments are designed so that the students will acquire and demonstrate the following skills:
- Create a user model, and based on the needs identified, design descriptive and subject metadata for a a collection and create a database
- Create a controlled vocabulary and use it in records for a collection of scholarly articles
- Search the databases created
- Set performance criteria and, based on searches, evaluate the database
- Describe fundamental concepts of information seeking behavior
NOTE: LIBR 202 students will use WebData Pro to create databases, manage database structure records, and create a web-based search interface for querying the database. WebDAta Pro is a web-based database management and information retrieval system. WebData Pro is compatible with current Web browsers for Windows, Mac OS X, and IOS.
Grades for the course will be based on the following exercises, assignments, and tests, as well as points for class participation in the discussion forums. These will be weighted according to the point scale shown below. At the end of the semester, the total points received will be converted to a percentage, which will determine the student's letter grades for the course according to the standard grading scale used by the School. Percentages are not rounded off. for example, to obtain a grade of B or better (88%), you must earn a total of at least 88 points.
|Exercise 1: Attribute Elicitation (SLO 1)||10 points||10%|
|Assignment 1: Description and Database Design (SLO 2,3)||35 points||25%|
|Exercise 2: Classification (SLO 1)||10 points||10%|
|Assignment 2: Subject Analysis and Evaulation (SLO 2,3,4,6,7)||35 points||25%|
|Participation in class forums on D2L (SLO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)||10 points||10%|
|Total points possible||100 points||100%|
Incompletes will not be given and late assignments are accepted only with prior consent of the instructor.
A detailed schedule will be maintained on D2L. The course will follow a week-by-week schedule, and students must keep current with the progress of the course.
In addition to the textbooks shown below, students are required to read at least 15 supplemental readings during the semester. The readings, mainly journal articles from the information science literature, are available online. Some readings will be assigned, others may be chosen by the student from the list of available readings.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
LIBR 202 has no prerequisite requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Define metadata, both structure and representation, and identify standards such as the MARC record, LC Classification, Dublin Core, and NISO 39.19.
- Create a user model, articulate the information needs of the intended users, and design a database information retrieval system to meet those needs.
- Use Boolean logic to query the databases they create as class projects. with effective searches in both natural language and controlled vocabulary fields
- Evaluate a database information retrieval system, including its indexing, using standard measures such as recall and precision.
- Articulate fundamental concepts of information-seeking behavior and their application in the design and evaluation of systems.
- Explain basic principles of good interface design and be able to evaluate interfaces using those principles.
- Define terms reflecting fundamental concepts of information retrieval, apply them in analyses of their projects, and use them in class discussions.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 202 supports the following core competencies:
- E Design, query and evaluate information retrieval systems.
- G Demonstrate understanding of basic principles and standards involved in organizing information, including classification, cataloging, metadata, or other systems.
- J Describe the fundamental concepts of information-seeking behaviors.
- Rowley, J. & Harley, R. (2008). Organizing Knowledge: An introduction to managing access to information (4th ed.). Aldershot, England: Ashgate. Available through Amazon: 0754644316
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|
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).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
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Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
- "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."
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