Z503: Representation and Organization

Introduces students to various disciplines' approaches to the understanding, organization, representation (summarizing), and use of knowledge and information. This survey looks for commonality among the approaches taken in information science, cognitive psychology, semiotics, and artificial intelligence, among others. The goal is to identify criteria for evaluation and improvement of ways to organize and represent information for future retrieval. Information systems currently used in libraries and information centers will be studied as examples. Emphasis in the course is on concepts and ideas, with appropriate attention to terminology and technology.

 

Z515: Information Architecture

Effective information system design integrates knowledge of formal structures with understanding of social, technological and cognitive environments. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course investigates how people represent, organize, retrieve and use information to inform the construction of information architectures that facilitate user undestanding and navigation in conceptual space.

 

Z534: Information Retrieval: Theory and Practice

Effective information system design integrates knowledge of formal structures with understanding of social, technological and cognitive environments. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course investigates how people represent, organize, retrieve and use information to inform the construction of information architectures that facilitate user undestanding and navigation in conceptual space.

 

Z633: Indexing

Group study of specific problems in the library and information field. Generally includes a hands-on element. No more than 6 hours of S603 credit may be used toward the requirements for any SLIS degree.

 

Z634: Metadata

The standard organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Dublin Core Initiatives have directed major efforts at specifying, developing, and deploying standards for metadata. These efforts certainly march a crucial step to promote wide spread deployment to enhance data functionality and interoperability, for example, FOAF (metadata for friends), SKOS (metadata for taxonomies), DOAP (metadata for project), RSS or ATOM (metadata for news), SIOC (metadata for social networks), Dublin Core (metadata for documents), GEO (metadata for geographic coordinates), GeneOnt (metadata for human genes), microformat (metadata for Social Web) and so on.

 

Z635: Ontologies

Ontology is the backbone of the Semantic Web. It models the semantics of the data and represents them in markup languages proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C plays a significant role in directing major efforts at specifying, developing, and deploying standards for sharing information. Semantically enriched data pave the crucial way to facilitate the Web functionality and interoperability.

 

Z636: Semantic Web

The current Web has experienced tremendous changes to connect information, people and knowledge. There are a couple of exciting efforts trying to bring the Web to its full potential. The Semantic Web is one of them which is heavily embedded in the Artificial Intelligence area. The long-term goal of the Semantic Web is to enhance the human and machine interaction by representing the data in an understandable way for the machine to mediate data and services.

 

Z604/Z764: Information Networks

Networks have become pervasive in modern life. We use them to describe and understand, among other things, the human brain, disease transmission, social connections, and the Internet. But what is a network? What types of networks exist? Why are they interesting and what can they tell us? This course provides an introduction to the major theories, methods, models, findings, applications and tools regarding networks. This "science of networks" includes perspectives from various fields, such as computer and information science, sociology, mathematics, physics and biology.

 

Z604/Z764: Metadata & Semantics

The standard organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Dublin Core Initiatives have directed major efforts at specifying, developing, and deploying standards for metadata. These efforts certainly march a crucial step to promote wide spread deployment to enhance data functionality and interoperability, for example, FOAF (metadata for friends), SKOS (metadata for taxonomies), DOAP (metadata for project), RSS or ATOM (metadata for news), SIOC (metadata for social networks), Dublin Core (metadata for documents), GEO (metadata for geographic coordinates), GeneOnt (metadata for human genes), microformat (metadata for Social Web) and so on.

 

Methods in Information Science and Data Science

Seminar series that discuss the latest methods in Information Science and Data Science.