School of Information Management & Systems
 Formerly School of Library and Information Studies

 285 Design of Library Services. Spring 2000.
 3 units. CCN# 42734. Fridays 9-12. 107 South Hall.

Instructor: Michael Buckland 203A South Hall. (510) 642 3159.
*** NOW SIMS 285 DESIGN OF LIBRARY SERVICES instead of 290, section 1. CCN#42734.***
Libraries Demystified!   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 economic aspects.
Expectations of students:   Attendance, participation, careful writing, timeliness.
Schedule.   Intended Program.   Readings.   Guide to Sources.
Lectures, guest lectures, videos, visits to libraries, and class discussion.
Exercises: 1. Literature reviews.  
Assignments: 1. Me & Library Services.   2. Visit.   3. Managers.   4. Accounting.   5. Budget.   6. Critical path analysis.   7. Technical Readings.   Others.
A Study Guide / Design Study.
Strongly recommended: 245 Assignments: 3: Abstracting and Indexing Services; 6: Social Aspects of Naming and Exercises: 1. MELVYL;   2: Names in MELVYL;   3. Subjects in MELVYL and 6: Social Aspects of Naming.
Grading: In-class tests (1999) and "Study guide", adjusted for attendance, participation, assignments & exercises. No final.