Information Technologies for Libraries and Information Agencies [17:610:550]

On-campus and Online

Course Description

This course gives students with a hands-on introduction to software tools and technology used in the provision of information services. Students will learn key concepts in Web technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS), Web programming (e.g., JavaScript, PHP) and data management (e.g., XML, MySQL). Students will learn how to use and evaluate Web services, social software and open source software tools. Students will learn how information technology is used in today’s libraries, e.g., integrated library systems, technical services, document management, and provision of Web services. The knowledge and skills conveyed in this course will assist students in applying information, web and data technologies in various information services and in further related MLIS courses.

Learning Objectives