SLIS 5200: Introduction to Information Organization.
Principles, concepts, and practices of information organization and presentation. Concepts
and problems of human information behavior, classification, and categorization related to
information organization. Database technology, structure, and design. Standards for
information organization, data representation, and information exchange. Systems for
organizing information and facilitating information access in various information use
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Metadata and Networked Information Organization and Retrieval (Offered each
This course investigates the description and
retrieval of networked information resources (NIR) using various forms of metadata.
Students will examine, analyze, and evaluate key metadata schemes (e.g., Dublin Core) and
their use in actual projectsfor representing and
organizing NIR. Course activities include the identification, use, and evaluation of
metadata creation tools. Students will also build and manage metadata and metadata
repositories. Students will investigate the the potential for integrating access to multiple metadata
This course is appropriate for
senior masters students and Ph.D. students. Interest in, and comfort level with,
computer applications highly desirable.
Students must be able to work independently and in project teams.
This course requires attendance
at a three-day onsite meeting in Denton in the first half of the semester.
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SLIS 5082: Seminar on Research and Research Methods
Seminar Focus: Z39.50 Implementation and Evaluation Methodologies
The broad goal of this course is to engage students in technology
planning and implementation through a case study and case application of a particular
technology (i.e., Z39.50). This course introduces and explores methods for implementing
and evaluating the use of Z39.50 server and client software for distributed information
retrieval. The course has a technical focus and students will setup and deploy one or more
Z39.50 servers on one or more platforms (e.g., NT, Linux, UNIX). Students will also
develop methodologies for assessment, evaluation, and interoperability testing and
performance metrics for Z39.50. This course has limited enrollment, and all potential
students must be approved for enrollment by the instructor prior to registration.