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Jianqiang Wang's Courses

I teach the following Library and Information Science (LIS) courses at UB:

LIS506 - Introduction to Information Technology This course introduces the fundamental vocabulary, concepts, and practices for the use of information technology in libraries and information centers. Topics include computing standards, networking, database technology, Web development, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, digital libraries, systems development methodology, and emerging technologies such as Web 2.0 and cloud computing. (See LIS506 individual work products and their intended MLS learning objectives here).

LIS561 - Information Systems Analysis and Design This course introduces the principles for analysis, development, evaluation, and selection of computer-based information systems in libraries and other information environments. Includes seminar presentations based on individual research in information systems. (Prerequisite: LIS506 or the instructor's permission).

LIS563 - Digital Libraries Digital libraries are defined as electronic libraries in which geographically scattered users access diverse repositories of electronic objects, including scientific, business, and government datasets, networked text, images, maps, sounds, videos, merchandise catalogs, hypertext, hypermedia, and multimedia compositions. This course covers professional issues related to digital libraries, technical aspects, tools for creation and use of digital products and library and public policy. (Prerequisite: LIS506 or the instructor's permission). (Spring 2012 syllabus).

LIS569 Database Systems This course covers basic concepts of management and organization of information using databases. The course includes an examination of relational database theory and techniques such as normalization, dependencies, data relationships, sorting, searching, report generation, and web access to databases. During this course students will gain working knowledge of modeling, development, and implementation of database systems using MySQL and MS Access.