School of Information Management & Systems
Spring 1999. Michael Buckland.
Design of Library Services.
Program - Expect changes!
Jan 22: Introduction.
Paper libraries, automated libraries, and digital libraries.
The Liberal Arts of Librarianship: Or, What is interesting
in this field for non-librarians and what is it important for
non-librarians to talk about?
Accreditation. Expectations. The rest of the semester.
2. Jan 29: 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.
3. Feb 5: The history, mission, and political economy of public libraries.
UC's 20 million rotting books. (Video).
The bibliographic universe: Forms, formats. Genres.
4. Feb 12: Gender, efficiency, and librarians.
Special libraries: Specialized, corporate libraries, corporate
5. Feb 19: Melvil Dewey, Paul Otlet, etc. :Modernism, machinery, and library economy versus liberty.
Library services for children and young adults.
6. Feb 26: Collections: Selecting, censorship, banning, and Internet filters.
National & State Libraries.
7. Mar 5: Rhetoric, language and libraries: Why libraries always have an attitude.
Library buildings. (Video.)
8. Mar 12: Document, text and hypertext.
Library technology: The secret history of the first workstation.
9. Mar 19: Digital libraries for dummies.
Library goodness: Mission, Objectives, Goals, efficiency,
effectiveness, outputs, etc.
- Mar 26: - Spring break -
10. Apr 2: Numbers: Library budgets and library statistics.
Problems and opportunities of academic libraries.
11. Apr 9: Social aspects of bibliographic description.
12. Apr 16: Library technology: Infrastructure.
13. Apr 23: Technological change and the library of the future.
14. Apr 30: Intellectual property: A contradiction in terms?
15. May 7, last class: