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As a result of simplified computer technology and popularity of creating websites, relational databases, and xml files, anyone in a data-centric work environment (librarians, archivists, web designers, information architects, etc.) almost faces the question of how to solve access and interoperability of locally-created and third-party data resources. Data interoperability is seen as critical in business processes, medical work, eGovernment, public safety, controlled vocabularies use and the technical core of Web 2.0 activities. This course explores, using web-oriented scripting and programming, means to bridge heterogeneous resources. It will provide the computing foundations for access, manipulating, exporting, and creating new information objects and will enable the student to confront the question of data interoperability on a stronger technical footing. Through lectures and demonstrations, students will see the Internet as a client/server architecture, what is necessary to communicate between C/S using different techniques, and various data stores (flat files, xml, rdbms), and to address real-world information resource need and practices in libraries, archives, and other information-centric organizations. Students will document the need, design screens and identify data, and adapt scripts, such as php, and programming code, such as Java, to create solutions. The course includes discussion of library applications of newer applications (e.g., mashups, drupal and so on). The course will help students to address real-world information resource need and practices in libraries, archives, and other information-centric organizations. Prerequisites: LIS488 or equivalent.
- Course number: LIS-531Z
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture
Pre-requisite for this course