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Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.); Information Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.)

Program Requirements

The Master of Information Studies consists of a 48-credit non-thesis program, accredited by the American Library Association. This program is designed to prepare graduates for the broad field of information studies and has two streams: Course-based and Research Project. The program: provides the intellectual foundation for careers as information professionals; fosters competencies in managing information and knowledge resources; advocates the ideal of equal access to information; promotes the appropriate use of technology in meeting information needs; encourages research in the field of library and information studies; and cultivates commitment to professional service for individuals, organizations, and society.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • GLIS 601 Foundations of Information Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Overview of foundations of information studies and relevant concepts and theoretical frameworks. Examination of research methdologies used in the field, including quantitative, qualitative and project management methods.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jamshid Beheshti (Fall)

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, and methods of information organization. Students learn to provide intellectual and physical access to information. Topics include principles of information representation, tools for information access, metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 617 Information System Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : FIntroduction to tools for developing information systems. Topics include computer terminology and syntax and semantics of programming languages, with emphasis on their use for text parsing, searching, and database design, which are fundamental concepts in the field of information science.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt, Benjamin Fung (Fall)

  • GLIS 619 Information Behaviour and Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to information behaviour, information needs assessment at individual, organizational and community levels, information search strategies, user-focused information resources and services.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Fall)

Complementary Courses (24-36 credits)

Students choose either Stream A or Stream B complementary courses in consultation with an adviser.

Stream A - Course-based

3 credits

  • GLIS 602 Integrating Research and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Analysis of theoretical and applied research in information studies, reflection on implications for professional practice and achievement of a capstone project summarizing students’ experiences in their studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601.

And 21-33 credits from the following:

  • GLIS 608 Classification and Cataloguing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Cataloguing in depth with a view to such specialties as original cataloguing, catalogue maintenance, and administration of the cataloguing department. Investigation of alternative methods of library documentation. The study of developments in international cataloguing standards, codes, and formats. Includes laboratory sessions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based access systems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Core and EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, and XML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadata management issues.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Fall)

  • GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen (Winter)

  • GLIS 612 History of Books and Printing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Surveyed are the development of writing, alphabets, and books from their inception, and of printing from its invention in the fifteenth century. Historical bibliography dealing with the various physical elements in book production, including design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Geoffrey Little (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601, GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 613 Library and Archival History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The historical evolution of libraries & archives, from the ancient world to the present, in relation to literacy, knowledge transfer, technology, and the private and collective ownership of recorded information - manuscript, print, microform, and electronic - within various social, cultural, and chronological contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 614 Public Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A review of the Public Library Movement in English and French Canada. The development of public libraries in North America over the last twenty years with an emphasis on the library's role and responsibilities for the future. The impact of information technologies on the definition and delivery of services.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Heather Brydon (Fall)

  • GLIS 615 Reference & Information Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Evaluation of reference and information resources and services, advanced information search strategies, collection and resource management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 620 Information Agency Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to management theory and decision making in the context of information agencies and services. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, organizing, quality management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, leadership and communication, management of change, legal issues in information agencies, and information use in decision making.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Max Evans (Winter)

  • GLIS 626 Usability Analysis and Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and techniques for evaluating interactive computer-based information systems. Topics include models of human information processing, user experience and decision-making; methods for requirements gathering and task analysis; and techniques for user testing, analytic evaluation, and performance modelling.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt (Winter)

  • GLIS 632 Library Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Focuses on applied systems analysis and project management techniques in an operational environment. Includes an in-depth examination of hardware and software installations, LANs, RFPs, automation, system selection, Internet and Intranet applications, and standards for exchanging digital information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617
  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen, Catherine Guastavino (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall) Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 636 Government Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to the structure of governments, and the nature and variety of government information. Emphasis is placed on the governments of Canada, the provinces, the United States and selected international governmental organizations. Topics include the acquisition, organization, bibliographic control and use of government information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 637 Scientific & Technical Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Examination of the process of communication and information requirements of/in the scientific community; study of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of information in the physical, biological, and applied sciences. Study and application of new information technologies, and in particular the world wide web, as used in scientific and technical communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of the literature used in business including bibliographic and non-bibliographic data bases. Various aspects of business set the scene for a study of the literature. Students examine key publications, and learn to select a basic business bibliography and to do reference work in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rajiv Johal (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to current theories, principles, and functions of museology. Examines museum documentation, digitization, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Advanced theory and practice of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and the creation of access tools to archival records and collections, including the selection and application of appropriate archival descriptive standards, metadata schemes, management tools, and outreach programs including the creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices for intellectual and physical preservation of historical and cultural heritage materials in all forms to extend their durability and assure continued accessibility, through selection, conservation, migration, digitization, preservation strategies, preservation management and ongoing evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard E Virr (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including records life cycle, history of archives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeeping systems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference and access, social and cultural systems, financial and legal systems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising, legal issues, archives-related professions, research methodology and implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Winter)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.
  • GLIS 649 Digital Curation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The life-cycle and value-added management of digital content for future use, re-use and access. Addresses strategies, principles, and practices of digital preservation, digital curation, digital collection management, institutional repositories, trusted digital repositories, metadata, and file formats at archives, libraries, museums, data centers, and other cultural heritage institutions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

  • GLIS 650 Digital Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Analysis of the complex concepts and applications that professionals are likely to encounter in the design, development, and management of digital libraries. Topics include digital objects, knowledge representations and discovery, architecture, user behaviour, services, and evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Edward Bilodeau (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 651 Humanities and Social Science Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : This course investigates the structure of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and their constituent disciplines in order to understand how information and knowledge in these fields is created, organized, communicated and retrieved.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 656 Abstracting and Indexing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practical methods of abstracting and indexing. Topics include pre- and post-coordinate indexing, concept analysis, vocabulary control, construction and evaluation of thesauri and of indexes for books, periodicals, and series; emphasis on the role of the computer in indexing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine Guastavino, Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Management of active paper and electronic records and records management systems in a variety of organizations for compliance, governance and decision-making purposes. Addresses principles, strategies, and current technologies for the management of records, documents and digital contents, including functional requirements for records management systems, metadata, classification, retention and content management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

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  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Understanding the strategic role of intellectual assets: how individuals, communities and organizations can identify and leverage their knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations more systematically to create value for the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between individuals and the organization in the sharing of intellectual assets.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

  • GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Stages in the development of informal knowledge sharing groups and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals are examined. Focus is on the analysis of knowledge flow, knowledge creation and dissemination within and between different networks of knowledge.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Max Evans (Fall)

  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Winter)

  • GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of information services and sources (both electronic and print) for health care professionals and the general public. An exploration of the information needs of health professionals and scientists; the role of health libraries and librarians; principles of health and biomedical library practice, functions, and management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

  • GLIS 672 Law Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The nature and scope of law librarianship and legal information sources; examination of the organization of legal knowledge, the legal research process, law information sources both print and electronic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Catherine Anne Jenner, Nathalie Belanger (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Bioinformatics from a library and information science perspective: biological foundation for bioinformatics; bioinformatics information needs and behaviours; information retrieval using key bioinformatics resources; the role of biology, computer science and library and information science; ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Definitions of human literacy; information literacy standards; theories and models of information behaviour; design and delivery of information literacy programs; library programs and services; and information literacy research.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Lamoureux (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Exploration of a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum through an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Max Evans, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Nathalie Blanchard, Jennifer Garland, Peter F McNally (Fall) Joan Bartlett, Eun Gyung Park, Richard E Virr, Max Evans (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601 and permission of Graduate Program Director.
  • GLIS 690 Information Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information societies are examined from a global perspective, emphasizing political, economic, social cultural and ethical issues including the roles of government and the private sector in providing information systems and services, transborder data flow, information access at personal, institutional and national level, censorship, copyright and data security.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601
  • GLIS 691 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt (Fall) Benjamin Fung (Winter)

  • GLIS 692 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nathalie Blanchard (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: 24 credits (4 required & 4 complementary courses) and approval of academic advisor & practicum coordinator.

Stream B - Research Project

12 credits from the following:

  • GLIS 603 Research Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Under the supervision of a faculty member, exploration and analysis of the literature related to an area of interest in information studies, and development of the research proposal.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Joan Bartlett, Ilja Frissen, Charles Antoine Julien, Catherine Guastavino (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 604 Research Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Under the supervision of a faculty member, application of research methodologies and collection of research data.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 603, GLIS 611.
  • GLIS 647 Research Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Under the supervision of a faculty member, data analysis and preparation of a research paper with potential for publication.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Joan Bartlett, Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 603, 604, 611.

3 credits from the following:

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Philosophy and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Dale Boyle, Tahiya Mahbub (Fall) Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDPE 605 Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research methods and designs, planning and evaluating research, relations between research and statistical designs, interdisciplinary and nonquantitative approaches, meta-analysis, and the use of computers beyond computation. Ethics, scholarly writing.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eve-Marie Quintin (Winter)

    • Corequisite: EDPE 676
  • GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen (Winter)

And 9-21 credits from the following:

  • GLIS 602 Integrating Research and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Analysis of theoretical and applied research in information studies, reflection on implications for professional practice and achievement of a capstone project summarizing students’ experiences in their studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 608 Classification and Cataloguing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Cataloguing in depth with a view to such specialties as original cataloguing, catalogue maintenance, and administration of the cataloguing department. Investigation of alternative methods of library documentation. The study of developments in international cataloguing standards, codes, and formats. Includes laboratory sessions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based access systems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Core and EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, and XML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadata management issues.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Fall)

  • GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen (Winter)

  • GLIS 612 History of Books and Printing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Surveyed are the development of writing, alphabets, and books from their inception, and of printing from its invention in the fifteenth century. Historical bibliography dealing with the various physical elements in book production, including design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Geoffrey Little (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601, GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 613 Library and Archival History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The historical evolution of libraries & archives, from the ancient world to the present, in relation to literacy, knowledge transfer, technology, and the private and collective ownership of recorded information - manuscript, print, microform, and electronic - within various social, cultural, and chronological contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 614 Public Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A review of the Public Library Movement in English and French Canada. The development of public libraries in North America over the last twenty years with an emphasis on the library's role and responsibilities for the future. The impact of information technologies on the definition and delivery of services.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Heather Brydon (Fall)

  • GLIS 615 Reference & Information Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Evaluation of reference and information resources and services, advanced information search strategies, collection and resource management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 620 Information Agency Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to management theory and decision making in the context of information agencies and services. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, organizing, quality management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, leadership and communication, management of change, legal issues in information agencies, and information use in decision making.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Max Evans (Winter)

  • GLIS 626 Usability Analysis and Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and techniques for evaluating interactive computer-based information systems. Topics include models of human information processing, user experience and decision-making; methods for requirements gathering and task analysis; and techniques for user testing, analytic evaluation, and performance modelling.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt (Winter)

  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen, Catherine Guastavino (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall) Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 636 Government Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to the structure of governments, and the nature and variety of government information. Emphasis is placed on the governments of Canada, the provinces, the United States and selected international governmental organizations. Topics include the acquisition, organization, bibliographic control and use of government information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 637 Scientific & Technical Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Examination of the process of communication and information requirements of/in the scientific community; study of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of information in the physical, biological, and applied sciences. Study and application of new information technologies, and in particular the world wide web, as used in scientific and technical communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of the literature used in business including bibliographic and non-bibliographic data bases. Various aspects of business set the scene for a study of the literature. Students examine key publications, and learn to select a basic business bibliography and to do reference work in the field.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rajiv Johal (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to current theories, principles, and functions of museology. Examines museum documentation, digitization, conservation, preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Advanced theory and practice of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and the creation of access tools to archival records and collections, including the selection and application of appropriate archival descriptive standards, metadata schemes, management tools, and outreach programs including the creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices for intellectual and physical preservation of historical and cultural heritage materials in all forms to extend their durability and assure continued accessibility, through selection, conservation, migration, digitization, preservation strategies, preservation management and ongoing evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard E Virr (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Fundamental principles and practices of archival studies, including records life cycle, history of archives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeeping systems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference and access, social and cultural systems, financial and legal systems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising, legal issues, archives-related professions, research methodology and implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gordon Burr (Winter)

    • Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.
  • GLIS 649 Digital Curation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The life-cycle and value-added management of digital content for future use, re-use and access. Addresses strategies, principles, and practices of digital preservation, digital curation, digital collection management, institutional repositories, trusted digital repositories, metadata, and file formats at archives, libraries, museums, data centers, and other cultural heritage institutions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

  • GLIS 650 Digital Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Analysis of the complex concepts and applications that professionals are likely to encounter in the design, development, and management of digital libraries. Topics include digital objects, knowledge representations and discovery, architecture, user behaviour, services, and evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Edward Bilodeau (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 651 Humanities and Social Science Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : This course investigates the structure of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences and their constituent disciplines in order to understand how information and knowledge in these fields is created, organized, communicated and retrieved.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 656 Abstracting and Indexing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practical methods of abstracting and indexing. Topics include pre- and post-coordinate indexing, concept analysis, vocabulary control, construction and evaluation of thesauri and of indexes for books, periodicals, and series; emphasis on the role of the computer in indexing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 607
  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine Guastavino, Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617.
  • GLIS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Management of active paper and electronic records and records management systems in a variety of organizations for compliance, governance and decision-making purposes. Addresses principles, strategies, and current technologies for the management of records, documents and digital contents, including functional requirements for records management systems, metadata, classification, retention and content management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eun Gyung Park (Winter)

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  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

    • Corequisite: GLIS 601.
  • GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Understanding the strategic role of intellectual assets: how individuals, communities and organizations can identify and leverage their knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations more systematically to create value for the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between individuals and the organization in the sharing of intellectual assets.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

  • GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Stages in the development of informal knowledge sharing groups and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals are examined. Focus is on the analysis of knowledge flow, knowledge creation and dissemination within and between different networks of knowledge.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Max Evans (Fall)

  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Winter)

  • GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A survey of information services and sources (both electronic and print) for health care professionals and the general public. An exploration of the information needs of health professionals and scientists; the role of health libraries and librarians; principles of health and biomedical library practice, functions, and management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Winter)

  • GLIS 672 Law Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : The nature and scope of law librarianship and legal information sources; examination of the organization of legal knowledge, the legal research process, law information sources both print and electronic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Catherine Anne Jenner, Nathalie Belanger (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Bioinformatics from a library and information science perspective: biological foundation for bioinformatics; bioinformatics information needs and behaviours; information retrieval using key bioinformatics resources; the role of biology, computer science and library and information science; ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Definitions of human literacy; information literacy standards; theories and models of information behaviour; design and delivery of information literacy programs; library programs and services; and information literacy research.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Lamoureux (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Exploration of a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum through an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Max Evans, Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir, Nathalie Blanchard, Jennifer Garland, Peter F McNally (Fall) Joan Bartlett, Eun Gyung Park, Richard E Virr, Max Evans (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601 and permission of Graduate Program Director.
  • GLIS 690 Information Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information societies are examined from a global perspective, emphasizing political, economic, social cultural and ethical issues including the roles of government and the private sector in providing information systems and services, transborder data flow, information access at personal, institutional and national level, censorship, copyright and data security.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 601
  • GLIS 691 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karyn Moffatt (Fall) Benjamin Fung (Winter)

  • GLIS 692 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nathalie Blanchard (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: 24 credits (4 required & 4 complementary courses) and approval of academic advisor & practicum coordinator.

Elective Courses (0-12 credits)

0-12 credits from other 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses; up to 6 credits may be from other Quebec universities. Elective courses must be approved by the student's adviser and the Graduate Program Director.

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