SLIS 5223
Metadata and Networked Information Organization and Retrieval


An investigation into the representation and retrieval of
networked information resources 


William E. Moen, Ph.D.
<wemoen@unt.edu>
School of Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas


Description
Goals & Objectives
Course Format
Important Dates
Prerequisite
Effort Expected
Sample Class Topics


Description

From the UNT Graduate Catalog: Representation, organization and retrieval of networked information resources (NIR) using various forms of metadata. Examination and evaluation of key metadata schemes for representing and organizing NIR. Identification and use of metadata creation tools to build and manage metadata repositories. Explore implications for retrieval of NIR through search engines that exploit 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.

NOTE: Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

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Goals & Objectives

The three primary goals for this course are for students to:

By the end of the course, students will have accomplished these objectives: 


Course Format

This is a blended course. Students are required to attend a three-day onsite meeting  that will occur over a weekend in the first half of the semester in Denton. All other course interaction will occur via WebCT. A course WebCT site provides a central focus for class communications, online course materials, and learning modules. As a registered student in the class, you can access the WebCT site with your EUID and password at the beginning of Spring semester.

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Prerequisite

SLIS 5200 or consent of instructor. Strongly recommended: SLIS 5711, 5714, 5210.  

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Effort Expected

Students can expect to work approximately 3 hours per week for each credit hour. This is a 3-credit course, and students should plan to spend approximately 9-12 hours a week outside of class for readings, assignments, online activities, and computer applications. By maintaining this level of effort throughout the semester, students are likely to be successful in the course. In addition, this effort will help them develop full comprehension of the subject matter. 

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Sample Class Topics

The following presents a sample of the topics covered in this course:

The course also provides an opportunity for students to learn about Extensible Markup Language (XML) and tools and applications related to XML in the context of metadata. 

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[Date Page Last Updated: 02/06/07]