School of Information Management & Systems
Formerly School of Library and Information Studies
Design of Library Services. Spring 2000.
3 units. CCN# 42734. Fridays 9-12. 107 South Hall.
203A South Hall. (510) 642 3159.
*** NOW SIMS 285 DESIGN OF LIBRARY SERVICES instead of 290, section 1.
Digital libraries explained.
Book banning and Internet filters.
Gender, efficiency, and librarians.
What is Knowledge Management?
UC's 20,000,000 rotting volumes.
Intellectual freedom vs Intellectual property.
Are libraries culturally neutral?
Libraries, like schools and the media, confront ideological and
technological change. Explore the economics, politics, and
technicalities of library services that support informed democracy,
enable education, preserve cultural heritages, and promote
corporate profits. Find out what librarians do. In doing so,
become an empowered library user.
Why take this course?
Course description: Three hours of lecture per week.
The organization and administration of library services and their place
in the institutions and communities they serve. Governance, collections,
and buildings. Planning, organizing, innovation, staffing, budgeting,
controlling. Technological change, digital libraries. Political and
Expectations of students:
Attendance, participation, careful writing, timeliness.
Guide to Sources.
Lectures, guest lectures, videos, visits to libraries,
and class discussion.
1. Literature reviews.
1. Me & Library Services.
6. Critical path analysis.
7. Technical Readings.
A Study Guide / Design Study.
Strongly recommended: 245 Assignments:
Abstracting and Indexing Services;
6: Social Aspects of Naming
Names in MELVYL;
3. Subjects in MELVYL and
6: Social Aspects of Naming.
(1999) and "Study guide",
adjusted for attendance, participation, assignments & exercises.