School of Information Management & Systems
Spring 1999. Michael Buckland.
Design of Library Services.
Handouts in italics
May 7: Last class: "What I found interesting and/or surprising."
Design projects and Study Guides due.
April 30: Files & technical services.
Be ready to discuss remaining chapters of
April 23: Paper technology.
Quantitative analysis of library operations.
Efficiency, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
Guest: Bill Whitson.
April 16: Video: Into the Future. Digital preservation.
April 9: Visit to San Francisco Public Library.
April 2: Handout:
Video: Design Wars & handout: Chicago PL main library building.
Media Center Video C/1699
Handout: Guide to Sources.
Ass. 8: Critical Path Analysis due.
March 26: No Class. Spring Break.
March 19: Guest: Michael Gorman,
CSU Fresno Library
: Values in library service.
Reading: Gorman. Our Singular Strength: Meditations for Librarians.
MOFF RESERVE Z665.2.U6G67 1998.
Ass. 7: Social aspects of naming due.
March 12: 9 - 11 a.m.:
Library Services chaps 8 & 9.
Ass. 6: Abstracting & Indexing services due.
11 - Noon: First exam on work to date.
March 5: Video: Termatrex optical coincidence retrieval machine.
Library Services chaps 6 & 7.
Assignment 5: Accounting due.
Exercise 4: Names in MELVYL due.
Design project / Study guide: One page progress report due.
Ass. 4: Budget revision due.
Exercise 3: Subject access in Melvyl due.
Subject Access in the MELVYL Catalog.
Library Services chaps 4 & 5.
Discuss I. Willison. "The national Library in historical perspective."
Libraries and Culture 24 (1989):75-95.
Exercise 2: Visit Internet libraries due.
Role and Mission of library services. Library Goodness.
National and State Libraries. Video: The National Diet Library:
Its Role and Function .
Assignment 3: What Managers Do due.
Assignment 2: Visit due.
Library Services chaps 1-3.
In-class exercise: Bibliographic description.
Visit to Bancroft Library, explanations by Tony Bliss.
Exercise 1: MELVYL due.
Assignment 1: "Me and Library Services" due.
Paper libraries, automated libraries, and digital libraries.
The basic mechanics of libraries. Technical services workflow.
Handout: Library Technical Services Workflow.
Technology: James Burke. Printing Transforms Knowledge
Video on impact of paper and printing. MEDIA Video/C 997/4,
Handout: Managers' roles.
(From Daft. Management 2nd ed. (1991):20-21.)
Discuss exercises, readings, assignments, rest of semester.
Jan 22: Introduction.
Video on library services in Venezuela.
Accreditation. Expectations. The rest of the semester.
Show and tell: Library Quarterly;
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology;
Chronicle of Higher Education;
College and Research Libraries;
Advances in Librarianship;
Drôles de bibliothèques.