School of Information Management & Systems
Design of Library Services. Michael Buckland.
Program -- To Revised & Dates Corrected!.
This is the intended outline.
Do not expect it to be followed exactly.
current schedule and
A steady flow of mostly small assignments, plus:
Jan 24: Introduction.
The Liberal Arts of Librarianship: Or, What is interesting
in this field for non-librarians as well as librarians
and what is there to talk about?
Video on varieties of library services in a developing country.
Paper libraries, automated libraries, and digital libraries.
Accreditation. Expectations. The rest of the semester.
Jan 31: How libraries function in one easy lesson:
arrangement, bibliographic access, technical services, logistics.
Library-related technology: Printing. (Video).
How to find out about libraries and librarianship: Sources.
Feb 7: The history, mission, and political economy of public libraries.
UC's 20 million rotting books. (Video).
The bibliographic universe: Forms, formats. Genres.
Feb 14: Gender, efficiency, and librarians.
Special libraries: Specialized, corporate libraries, corporate
Feb 21: Melvil Dewey, Paul Otlet, etc.: Modernism, machinery, and
library economy versus liberty.
Library services for children and young adults.
Feb 28: Collections: Selecting, censorship, banning,
and Internet filters.
National & State Libraries.
Mar 7: Rhetoric, language and libraries: Why libraries always have
Library buildings. (Video.)
Document, text and hypertext.
Library technology: The secret history of the first workstation.
Mar 21: Digital libraries for dummies.
Library goodness: Mission, Objectives, Goals, efficiency, outputs, etc.
- Mar 28: - Spring break -
Apr 4: Numbers: Library budgets and library statistics.
Problems and opportunities of academic libraries.
Apr 11: Social aspects of bibliographic description.
Apr 18: Library technology: Infrastructure.
Apr 25: Technological change and the library of the future.
May 2: Intellectual property: A contradiction in terms?
May 9: Last class: Synthesis.