|CPSC 675 Digital Libraries||INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John Leggett|
|OFFICE HOURS MWF, 1:00pm-1:45pm||PHONE: (979) 845-0298, 458-4116|
|OFFICE: HRBB 404||EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org|
The practical part of this course will focus on reading, presentation and discussion of the reference materials, acquisition of skills with Greenstone, DSpace, or other approved open source digital library systems, and building digital collections. The research part of this course will focus on reading, presentation and discussion of the research literature. We will read approximately 55 research papers taken from the best papers in JCDL (and previous) conferences, as well as several technical reports and white papers. The papers will be available online (mostly from the ACM digital library).
The grade will be based 20% on class participation, 40% on exams, and 40% on digital collection development.
Class sessions covering the research literature will include a discussion of reading materials. One student will be assigned to present a brief overview of the reading and other students will be ready to discuss the important topics in the readings. All students are expected to have read the materials and be able to participate. Students will be able to sign up in advance for particular readings.
Exams are comprehensive and cover all discussion in class, all readings and all assignments to date.
Digital Collection Development
Students are expected to build digital collections during this class. The collections could be several small, interesting collections, one or two medium size collections, or one large collection. This will be discussed in detail in class and the collection building effort must be approved by the instructor. The collections will be presented to the class at the end of the semester.