Spring 2009 Greensheet
Dr. Mary K. Bolin
Office Location: 322B Love Library, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln NE 68588-4100
Office Hours: by appointment via email, chat, Elluminate
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This course is taught online using Angel. Enroll in the course Angel site using the access code that will be e-mailed to you. Enroll between January 26 and January 30.
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.
Course Prerequisites: Demonstrated computer literacy
Students must know how to download software, zip and unzip files, work with folders, and do elementary computer trouble shooting.
- Students will be able to design, query, and evaluate a database information retrieval system, using an appropriate user model
- Students will be able to articulate fundamental concepts of information-seeking behavior and employ them in the design and evaluation of systems
- Students will be able to define a set of terms reflecting fundamental concepts of information retrieval and use them in discussions of their projects for the class.
- Students will understand metadata, both structure and representation, and be aware of dominant standards such as MARC, LC Classification, Dublin Core, and NISO 39-19.
- Students will understand principles of good interface design and be able to evaluate interfaces using those principles.
LIBR 202 supports the following SLIS Core Competencies:
- Design, query and evaluate information retrieval systems
- Understand the system of standards and methods used to control and create information structures and apply basic principles involved in the organization and representation of knowledge
- Describe the fundamental concepts of information-seeking behavior
Textbooks and Readings
Marchionini, Gary (1995). Information seeking in electronic environments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Available at: http://www.ils.unc.edu/~march/isee_book/web_page.html)
Ingwersen, Peter (2002). Information Retrieval Interaction. London: Taylor Graham Publishing. (Available as a PDF file. Available at: http://vip.db.dk/pi/iri/index.htm)
Manning, Christopher, et al. (2008). Introduction to Information Retrieval. Cambridge University Press. (Available at: http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~hinrich/information-retrieval-book.html)
"Supplemental Readings" on electronic reserve
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 Blackboard, 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
This course is online, taught primarily through Angel. There are assigned readings from textbooks that are available online and other shorter online articles and texts. There will be weekly written or audio lectures. Office hours will use Elluminate. Students can also contact me using e-mail, Angel discussion threads, or phone. I will make every effort to get back to you within 24 hours.
New material will be posted on Angel every Tuesday. The class week will run from Wednesday through Tuesday. Every week there will be one or more topics that we are studying. There will be a reading assignment for each topic. Each week, you will read the assigned material, and also choose an article from the supplementary reading. Each week, you will post a 350-500 word summary and reaction for your chosen reading, and discuss your reading with other students as part of a general discussion of course concepts and topics.
There are two exams, a midterm that covers material in the first half of the course, and a comprehensive final. Each will include essay questions that cover important information retrieval concepts. Both exams are "open-book" and "take-home."
The course has three major assignments that cover important IR topics. The first two have both group and individual components, and the third is an individual assignment.
Your reading and discussion should inform how you complete your assignments.
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Late assignments will only be accepted with prior notification.
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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- "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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