School of Information Management & Systems   Spring 2004.
285 Design of Library Services.   Michael Buckland.

This is the intended outline.   Do not expect it to be followed exactly.   See current schedule and 2003 schedule.
A steady flow of mostly small assignments, plus:

Jan 23: 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 30: How libraries function in one easy lesson: Documents, collections, arrangement, bibliographic access, technical services, logistics. Library-related technology: Printing. (Video). How to find out about libraries and librarianship: Sources.
Feb 6: The history, mission, and political economy of public libraries. UC's 20 million rotting books. (Video). The bibliographic universe: Forms, formats. Genres.
Feb 13: Gender, efficiency, and librarians. Special libraries: Specialized, corporate libraries, corporate knowledge management.
Feb 20: Melvil Dewey, Paul Otlet, etc.: Modernism, machinery, and library economy versus liberty. Library services for children and young adults.
Feb 27: Collections: Selecting, censorship, banning, and Internet filters. National & State Libraries.
Mar 5: Rhetoric, language and libraries: Why libraries always have an attitude. Library buildings. (Video.)
Mar 12: Document, text and hypertext. Library technology: The secret history of the first workstation.
Mar 19: Digital libraries for dummies. Library goodness: Mission, Objectives, Goals, efficiency, outputs, etc.
- Mar 26: - Spring break -
Apr 2: Numbers: Library budgets and library statistics. Problems and opportunities of academic libraries.
Apr 9: Social aspects of bibliographic description.
Apr 16: Library technology: Infrastructure.
Apr 23: Technological change and the library of the future. Library-related careers.
Apr 30: Intellectual property: A contradiction in terms?
May 7: Last class: Synthesis.