Jim Gerland

LIS 506 Information Storage and Retrieval - Schedule

  • Instructor: James R. Gerland, Sr.
  • Time and Place: UBLearns
  • US Mail Drop:
    534 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Buffalo NY 14260
  • Email: (The best way to reach me)
  • Office Hours: To be arranged
  • Course Website: UBLearns MFC 215 course site.

LIS506 Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. For readings, NP = New Perspectives on Computer Concepts

Week Date Topics Readings Exercises Assignments
1 May 18 Outline of the Course;
Introduction to basic concepts of Computing and Digitization, Computer Hardware and Software
NP Chapter 1. Computers and Digital Basics Chapter 2. Computer Hardware and NP Chapter 3. Computer Software. Familiarizing with the lab and computer settings Assignment 1 (Basic HTML document)
  May 20 Operating Systems and File Management NP Chapter 4. Operating systems and File Management.
For lab exercise:
UB file sharing: http://ubit.buffalo.edu/ubfs/
UBUnix: http://ubit.buffalo.edu/unix/
UBVPN: http://ubit.buffalo.edu/internet/
UBFS/File transfer
Introduction to SSH
Introduction to Unix
Create a test Web page  
2 May 25 No Class Memorial Day Observed    
  May 27 Computer Networks; Internet Technologies; NP Chapter 5. LANs and WANs. NP Chapter 6. The Internet. Microsoft Word: Resume Assignment 1 due
3 June 1 World Wide Web Hypertext/Web pages: Basic HTML Tags; NP Chapter 7. The Web and Email, section A, C, D, E.
howstuffworks.com: How Web Pages Work (topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Microsoft Excel: Budget  
  June 3 User Interface design; website evaluation
Usability Test
Don't make me think: A common sense approach to web usability
Microsoft PowerPoint: Slide Show Assignment 2 (personal web site)
4 June 8 Advanced HTML: tables; Images in Webpages; Interactive/Dynamic Web Pages: Forms & CGI; CSS, JavaScript, etc. Dreamweaver tutorials, manual or book. Use Dreamweaver to create a website, Form and CSS Microsoft PowerPoint: Slide Show
  June 10 Database Design and Use of MS Access
NP Chapter 11. MS Access book, tutorial or manual. Use of MS Access Assignment 2 due
Assignment 3 (database)
5 June 15 Information Retrieval & Search engines Croft, W.B. (1982). An overview of information systems. Information Technology: research and development, (1), 73-96. (UBLearns).
Baeza-Yates, R., & Ribiero-Neto, B. (1999). Modern information retrieval. New York, ACM Press. Chapter 1. (UBLearns)
NP Chapter 7, section B.
Introduction to information retrieval. Chapter 19, web search basics.
Browsing: http://searchenginewatch.com
  Assignment 3 due
Assignment 4 (Information Retrieval)
  June 17 XML XML books or tutorials. XML exercise Assignment 4 due
Assignment 5 (XML)
6 June 22 Web 2.0 and library Casey, M., & Savastinuk, L. (2007). Incorporating Technology. In Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service. Information Today, Inc. NJ.
Maness, J. (2006). Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html?q=link:webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html
Work on your final project Assignment 5 due
  June 24 Introduction to Integrated Library Systems
Quiz 2
Laura Tull, “Library Systems and Unicode: A Review of the Current State of Development”, Information Technology and Libraries 21(4):181-185 (December 2002). (UBLearns)
Browsing following websites:
Library Technology Guides: http://www.librarytechnology.org/
AcqWeb's Guide to Automated Library Systems, Library Software, Hardware and Consulting Companies http://acqweb.org/pubr/opac.html
Integrated Library System Reports: Vendors info http://www.ilsr.com/reviews/search2.cfm
Final Project Presentation