Kent State University Master of Library and Information Science classes

Access to Information

Examination of information access issues. Topics include discussion of information needs, use of information sources and information access services.

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Organization of Information

Introduction to the theory and practice of organizing information in various information environments. Familiarity with principles, standards, tools and current systems relating to organization of information.

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Cataloging Non-Print Workshops

Information Technology for Library Professionals

Provides basic information technology concepts and skills necessary for library and information professionals. Topics include computer hardware and software basics; operating systems; file management; software installation and configuration; basic PC applications; information systems concepts, development and evaluation; search skills; Internet and the Web concepts, tools and applications; emerging technologies and skills.

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Online Information Systems

Use of information technologies to search for and retrieve electronic information, primarily through the Internet. Analysis of database structures and electronic records; search principles and heuristics; database system producers; system interfaces; and evaluation of results.

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Database Design Applications Workshops

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Foundations of Library Information Science

Social, philosophical and historical foundations; information technology and the library; types of libraries and services, nationally and internationally; professional issues, research, literature, associations and education.

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Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Identifies and discusses management functions of libraries and related organizations; includes planning and decision-making, human resource management, measurement and evaluation, fiscal and project management.

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Cataloging and Classification I

Principles of cataloging with emphasis on Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification systems, Library of Congress subject headings, online cataloging and administration.

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The Academic Library

Governance, administration and services of libraries in institutions of post-secondary education.

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Introduction to Digital Preservation

Approaches for preserving and maintaining access to digitized and born-digital text, images, data and audiovisual information. Topics include longevity of digital media, selection for preservation; formats and strategies for preservation; preservation metadata; integrity and authenticity of digital materials; establishment and certification of trustworthy digital repositories; risk management; and policy development.

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Technology for Digital Preservation and Web Archiving

Essential technologies for building and maintaining robust, trusted digital repositories. Emphasis is on providing orientation to technolgies sufficient to allow students to work with network administrators, programmers, and other personnel involved in providing technical support to develop digital repositories for preservation and archiving functions.

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Indexing and Abstracting

Principles and methods of manual and computerized indexing and abstracting applied to i&a databases,back of book indexes website indexes and sitemaps. Techniques of constructing indexing languages using international standards. Theory and practice of index design for specific formats and subjects. Automation and i&a services in networked environments.

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Government Information Sources and Services

Library treatment of U.S. government publications with brief attention to municipal and state publications, and major documents of Great Britain, Canada and the United Nations.

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