School of Information Management & Systems. Spring 2003.
245 Organization of Information in Collections.
Readings, assignments, and exercises should
be completed by class-time on the
date listed. The schedule will resemble the
Spring 2002 Schedule.
May 13: Last class: Synthesis
May 13: Organizing students in this class by
place and time.
May 13: Briefly: "What I learned in doing my critique".
May 13: Evaluation: Relevance, Recall, Precision.
May 7: Handout: Filing and Alphabetization.
May 7: Geo-temporal organization.
May 5: Inclass demo of optional
Optional Assignment: Entry Vocabulary Indexes.
May 5: Critique of Organization and Access due.
Apr 30: Taylor Organization Chap 10 & Glossary R-Z.
Apr 30: Read Davenport & Cronin:
Management: Semantic Drift or Conceptual Shift.
Apr 28: No class, but a make-up test for those who missed the April 9 quiz.
Apr 23: Taylor Organization Chap 9 & Glossary F-P.
Apr 23: Handout: Bibliographic Style.
Apr 21: Structure & syntax.
Apr 21: Handout: Syntax in Retrieval.
Apr 21: Handout: Verbal Access.
Apr 16: Taylor Organization Chap 8 & Glossary CL-E.
Apr 16: Critique Progress report due.
Apr 14: Handout: Searchers' Objectives.
Searches in a Collection).
Apr 14: Complete: Assignment 10: Organize an Unusual
Apr 9: One hour in-class quiz.
Apr 7: No formal class. Prepare for quiz.
Apr 2: Taylor Organization Chap 6 & Glossary A-CI.
Apr 2: Assignment 10: Organize an Unusual Collection:
Mar 31: Critique Topic due.
Mar 31: Assignment 11B: Thesaurus due.
Mar 31: Taylor Organization Chap 7 & Appendix.
Mar 24 & 26: Spring Recess: No class.
Mar 21: Optional field trip to Chiron Corp.
Mar 19: Assignment 10: Organize an Unusual Collection
Mar 19: Taylor Organization Chaps 4 & 5.
Mar 19: Handout: Vocabulary in Selection Systems.
Mar 17: Read Vocabulary
as a Central Concept.
Mar 17: Assignment 11A: Thesaurus Topic due.
Mar 12: Taylor Organization chaps 2 & 3.
Mar 10: Assignment 9: The Dublin Core due.
Friday Mar 7: Optional: Visit to San Francisco Main Public Library.
Mar 5: Read Taylor Organization chap 1.
Mar 5: Assignment 8: Social
Aspects of Naming due.
Mar 3: MARC Remarks and
Mar 3: Optional tutorial:
Understanding MARC Bibliographic.
Mar 3: Read
The Construction of Selection Systems.
Feb 26: Assignment 7. Use a Thesaurus due.
Feb 24: Assignment 5. Abstracting and Indexing.
Feb 19: Read Buckland
Feb 19: Assignment 6. Subject Access: MELVYL due.
Feb 17: No class. President's Day Holiday.
Feb 12: Handout: Subject Access: MELVYL Catalog.
Feb 12: Assignment 4: Personal Names.
Feb 10: Roles of Collections. Handout.
Feb 5: Handout: Description: Objects, Attributes,
Feb 5: Assignment 3: Describe Four Books due.
Feb 3: Handout: Organizing Coins, Telephone
Numbers, and Persons.
Feb 3: Read Buckland
is a document? JASIS 48 (1997) 804-809.
Feb 3: Optional reading: Buckland
Thing JASIS 42 (1991): 351-360.
Jan 29: Telephone Numbers. Sets. Match-making.
Jan 29: Assignment 2: The MELVYL catalog due.
Jan 29: Assignment 1: Me and 245 due.
Jan 27: Collections, sets. Sorting. Inclass exercise: Coins.
Jan 22: First class meeting. Introduction. Organizing Information.