School of Information Management & Systems
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

 296a-2 Seminar: Information Access. Spring 2001.
 3 units. CCN# 42751. Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall.

 Instructors: Clifford Lynch and Michael Buckland.   (510) 642 3159.
Schedule.   Summaries of presentations.
The seminar explores selected advanced topics relating to "digital libraries" with special emphasis on:
- Access to networked resources
- Use of two or more resources in conjunction
- Combined use of two or more retrieval systems (e.g. use of pre- or post-processing to enhance the capabilities)
- The redesign of library services.
Also it is expected that these issues will require attention to a number of questions about the nature of information retrieval processes, the feasibility of not-yet-conventional techniques, techniques of making different systems work together, social impact, and the reconsideration of past practices. More generally, the seminar is intended to provide a forum for advanced students in the School. Anyone interested in these topics is welcome to join in -- and to talk about their own work.
Prerequisite for course credit: Consent of instructor for non-SIMS students.
This is a continuation of the previous Lynch / Buckland seminars. e.g. Fall 2000 schedule.