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F S 301 - Freshman Seminar
 
INF 102D - Connecting Internship Experience
Supervised internship experience related to interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 102D, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs research coordinator, may be repeated once for credit.
 
INF 118C - Forum Seminar Series
Lectures and discussions on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Restricted to freshman and sophomores)
 
INF 128C - Advanced Connexus Forum Seminar Series
Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 128C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
 
INF 180J - Introduction to Information Studies
Overview of the field of information studies including library science, information science, archives and records, preservation and conservation of materials, and communications and technology as applied to the work of information professionals. (Required for all students in their first semester of the program; offered on the credit/no credit basis only)
 
INF 181 - Individual Studies
In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly, written report. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. With consent of the Graduate Adviser, may be repeated for credit. Conference course. (Graduate standing; consent of the faculty member who will supervise the study; consent of the Graduate Adviser. http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/individual_study.doc
 
INF 197.2 - Seminar in Research in Library and Information Science
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Intensive investigation of topics pertinent to research in library and information science and related fields. Ordinarily open only to doctoral students. {Graduate standing and consent of instructor)
 
INF 197.4 - Practicum in Research
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor and the graduate adviser)
 
INF 202D - Connecting Internship Experience
Supervised internship experience related to interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 202D, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs research coordinator, may be repeated once for credit.
 
INF 218C - Forum Seminar Series
Lectures and discussion on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Restricted to freshman and sophomores)
 
INF 228C - Advanced Connexus Forum Seminar Series
Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 228C, two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
 
INF 281 - Individual Studies
In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly, written report. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. With consent of the Graduate Adviser, may be repeated for credit. Conference course. (Graduate standing; consent of the faculty member who will supervise the study; consent of the Graduate Adviser). http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/individual_study.doc
 
INF 297.2 - Seminar in Research in Library and Information Science
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Intensive investigation of topics pertinent to research in library and information science and related fields. Ordinarily open only to doctoral students. {Graduate standing and consent of instructor)
 
INF 297.4 - Practicum in Research
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor and the graduate adviser)
 
INF 301C - Freshman Seminar
Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reports. Introduction to University resources, including libraries, computer and research facilities, and museums. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. (Restricted to first-semester freshman)
 
INF 301D - Connecting Research Experience
Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. May be repeated for credit, with the consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. (Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP); restricted to freshman and sophmores)
 
INF 302D - Connecting Internship Experience
Supervised internship experience related to interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 302D, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs research coordinator, may be repeated once for credit.
 
INF 304D - Introduction to Information Studies
Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide", information and communication technology, information and gender, public information literacy, and information organization and preservation.
 
INF 304W - Introduction to Information Studies web-based
Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide", information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information and preservation.
 
INF 312 - Information in Cyberspace
Basic skills in using the Internet as a medium for information, research, communication, and multi-media resources. Covers basic skills such as email, ftp, World Wide Web, file compression, use of search engines, and web publishing; introduction to larger issues such as governance, ethics and freedom of expression
 
INF 315E - Information and Culture
Examines information as a cultural phenomenon. Topics may include e-commerce, privacy and secrecy, censorship, information as a commodity, Internet culture, access to cultural heritage, and control of the cultural record.
 
INF 315W - Information and Culture web-based
Examines information as a cultural phenomenon. Topics may include e-commerce, privacy and secrecy, censorship, information as a commodity, Internet culture, access to cultural heritage, and control of the cultural record.
 
INF 318C - Forum Seminar Series
Lectures and discussion on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Restricted to freshman and sophomores)
 
INF 318D - Introduction to Information Studies / web-based
Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics include but are not limited to: the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, information technology in education, information literacy and the 'digital divide', information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation.
 
INF 320C - Connecting Research Experience
Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP). May be repeated for credit, with the consent of the Bridging Disciplines Program. (Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program)
 
INF 322T - Children's Literature
A survey course in the evaluation, selection, and proper and creative use of books and other media with children. Forms and content of literature for children. Extensive reading of children's books. Intended to help the student develop a frame of reference for working with children's materials. [May not be applied toward the M.L.I.S. without the written consent of the Graduate Adviser.] (Upper-division standing)
 
INF 327E - Information and people
Explores how individuals and groups create meaning and how to do research about people and communication. Illustrative topics include information literacy, organizations and innovation, knowledge management, and identifying information needs.
 
INF 327W - Information and people web-based
Explores how individuals and groups create meaning and how to do research about people and communication. Illustrative topics include information literacy, organizations and innovation, knowledge management, and identifying information needs.
 
INF 328C - Advanced Connexus Forum Seminar Series
Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 328C, three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
 
INF 331C - Beyond Google
A general introduction to information searching and evaluating information in digital, print, visual, and aural formats. Emphasis on sources in students' major disciplines and interests.
 
INF 331W - Beyond Google web-based
A general introduction to information searching and evaluating information in digital, print, visual, and aural formats. Emphasis on sources in students' major disciplines and interests.
 
INF 343C - Information Organization and Access
Basic aspects of representing and organizing information resources in digital information settings. Introduces the fundamentals of identifying informational objects, including description, content indication, and metadata.
 
INF 343W - Information Organization and Access web-based
Basic aspects of representing and organizing information resources in digital information settings. Introduces the fundamentals of identifying informational objects, including description, content indication, and metadata.
 
INF 350E - Information Technology
Design and use of digital technologies. Topics may include interface design, trends in IT development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture.
 
INF 350W - Information Technology web-based
Design and use of digital technologies. Topics may include interface design, trends in IT development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture.
 
INF 380K - Information Technologies and the Information Professions
Overview of innovations and technology that have shapedthe culture of the information professions. Focus on information technology skills as well as critical assessment of the use of technology in the professions. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 380W - Information Technologies and the Information Professions - web based
Overview of innovations and technology that have shaped the culture of the information professions. Focus on information technology skills as well as critical assessment of the use of technology in the professions. Web based instruction; no class meetings. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 381 - Individual Studies
In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly, written report. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. With consent of the Graduate Adviser, may be repeated for credit. Conference course. (Graduate standing; consent of the faculty member who will supervise the study; consent of the Graduate Adviser). http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/individual_study.doc
 
INF 381W - Advanced Problems in Information Studies
Study of a problem or topic related to information studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary with the consent of the graduate adviser.
 
INF 382C - Understanding and Serving Users
Overview of authentication of information, client groups, human-computer interaction, information filters, information literacy and information-seeking behavior, as well as user studies and usability testing. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382D - Introduction to Information Resources and Services
Major reference resources and techniques useful for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Includes: examination, evaluation, and use of reference materials; community information sources; introduction to online searching; reference interviews and search strategies; library instruction for end users; and communication processes. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382E - Materials for Children
Materials in all formats suitable for use by and with children. Selection aids, application of selection and evaluation criteria, and materials planning. Applicable to services for children in both school and public libraries. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382F - Materials for Young Adults
Evaluation, selection and use of books and other media to meet the needs of young adults of junior- and senior-high-school age. Surveys briefly the reading, viewing and listening experiences; the psychology of adolescence; and the information needs, and reading and media interests, of young adults. Extensive reading and reviewing of young-adult materials is required. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382G.1 - Visual Resources for Youth
Students will become familiar with the history and criteria of Caldecott Award, the history of picture books and publishing, professional literature about children's materials and selection criteria for picture books. Students will evaluate and critique children's literature for various themes and concerns. Additionally, students will develop the tools and ability to critically analyze picture books for narrative, artistic, and compositional elements, illustrative techniques and their effectiveness in relation to particular texts. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382G.2 - Electronic Resources for Children and Youth
The purpose of this course is the exploration of electronic information resources available for children and youth. Students will explore the range of content and availability of digital information resources for children and youth, as well as how to locate, evaluate, and make accessible such resources. The class will identify how networked information resources are conceptualized and created, and consider the implications of these resources for school and public libraries. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382H - Legal Information Resources
Legal research resources in a changing information environment. Identification of relevant legal information resources, efficient retrieval of legal information, and the role of technology in legal information access and use in diverse contexts - for different purposes and users.
 
INF 382J - Electronic Information Resources and Services
Concepts, principles and practice related to the preparation, conduct and interpretation of an online information search. Major emphases include: database structure and organization, especially of bibliographic databases; languages for information retrieval; search formulation; online experience in developing and using search strategies; and communicating with the user. Other topics include CD-ROM, nonbibliographic databases, the online industry, communications software, end-user searching and legal issues. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382K - Information Resources in the Health Sciences
Critical evaluation of conventional and online health information resources useful to both consumers and health care professionals for health promotion and disease and disorder prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Includes traditional, alternative approaches, genetic clinical information approaches, and evidence-based approaches to the use of resources. Resources of the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Medical Library Association are emphasized. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382L - Information Resources and Services
Evaluation and use of printed and online information resources and services in specialized areas, with emphasis on new information technologies. Information-seeking behavior of users, document delivery, new roles of the information specialist in users support, and information needs of a variety of clients. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382L.1 - Information Resources in the Humanties
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the humanities, including fine arts, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion. Surveys each field briefly, treats typical information needs in the field, and provides practice in using reference materials to solve users' problems. (Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services is strongly recommended)
 
INF 382L.2 - Information Resources in the Social Sciences
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources of the social sciences, including anthropology, economics and business, education, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology. Provides experience in analyzing reference problems and conducting searches, and in developing a technique for studying the information resources dealing with a specific subject or field. (Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services is strongly recommended)
 
INF 382M - Government Information
Students will develop expertise with government information resources as providers of information services to others, and will be prepared for professional activities such as policy research and analysis in public and private enterprises, policy advocacy, research in information and media organizations, and legal research. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 382N - Information Resources in Business
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization and information resources in business and industry. Surveys the field, treats typical information needs in the field, and provides practice in using reference materials to solve users' problems. Provides experience in online searching. (Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, and credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 382P - Competitive Intelligence Resources and Strategies
This course examines resources and strategies for market and competitive analysis for today's burgeoning markets. Research and analyze market trends and financial, technical and cultural strengths and weaknesses of companies. Explore online, print and primary research and analytical techniques. Ethics, process and presentation are emphasized. (Graduate standing; INF 382J Electronic Information Resources and Services and 382N Information Resources in Business or their equivalents)
 
INF 382R - Information Resources in Science and Technology
Communication patterns, bibliographic organization, and information resources in science and technology, including general science, astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics and physics. Surveys each field briefly, treats typical information needs in the field, and provides practice in using reference materials to solve users' problems. Provides experience in online searching in several disciplines. (Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, and credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 382S - Library Instruction and Information Literacy
Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services is strongly recommended.
 
INF 382W - Introduction to Information Resources and Services - web based
Major reference resources and techniques used for providing information services in libraries and other information agencies. Web based instruction; no class meetings. (Gradute standing)
 
INF 384C - Organizing and Providing Access to Information
Introduction to general principles and features of organizing and providing access to information, including varieties and numbers of information-bearing objects, different traditions of practice, user concerns, metadata and metadata formats, document representation and description, subject access, and information system features and evaluation.
 
INF 384D - Collection Management
Philosophical and social context, objectives and methodology of evaluating and selecting library materials, including the intellectual freedom, producers and distributors of materials, acquisition processes, assessment of collections, and current problems and trends. Opportunities for practical applications and experience provided. (Graduate standing; INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, and credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 384E - Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata
The study of standards, rules and metadata formats for representing information entities in library catalogs and other bibliographic systems. Special emphasis on the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and the MARC metadata format. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 384F - Subject Cataloging and Indexing
The study of problems in the content analysis of information entities and their subject representation in library catalogs and indexing systems. Special emphasis on the Dewey Decimal Classification, the Library of Congress Classification, and the Library of Congress Subject Heading systems. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 384G - Indexing and Thesaurus Construction
The study of standards, principles, and practices that have arisen in the indexing of information entities. Covers both single work indexing and multiple-item indexing systems, as well as issues and applications in building thesauri for such systems. Comparitive work in both controlled and uncontrolled vocabularies. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 384H - Concepts of Information Retrieval
Foundations and emerging areas of research in information retrieval and filtering, including system evaluation, major underlying models in the field, empirical methods of document classification, and applications of data mining techniques (e.g. clustering and dimensionality reduction) for information management.
 
INF 384K - Access to Information and Materials
Study of principles and theories of selecting, acquiring, organizing, indexing, and networking sources of information. Creation, processing, and management of automated and manual files for information access. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 384W - Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata web-based
Standards, rules, and metadata formats for representing information entities in library catalogs and other bibliographic systems. Emphasis on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and the MARC metadata format.
 
INF 385C - User-System Interface Design
Design of user-system interfaces through advanced graphic techniques, including hypercard and hypertext. Critiques of selected existing user-system interfaces; design of improved interfaces. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385D - Web Information Retrieval, Evaluation and Design
This advanced course reviews the theoretical foundations of information retrieval and information retrieval interfaces and applies these concepts for the development of lightweight text retrieval, designing novel search interfaces and building customized or vertical search applications. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385E - Information Architecture and Design I
This course covers the theory and design of information architectures: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility towards understanding. Participants will be required to present theoretical reviews; map and design; and develop novel information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385F - Information Architecture and Design II
This course covers the systems analysis and design of Web applications focusing on information architecture, interfaces, Web technologies and development methods for creating robust information systems.(Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 385E Information Architecture and Design I.)
 
INF 385G - Advanced Usability
Web access to the information and services of large libraries and organizations creates a critical need for clear site architecture that guides the user's navigation to needed material. This course covers the design elements, software metrics needed as well as an introduction to usability methods to test the success of a site's architecture. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 385P Introduction to Usability)
 
INF 385H - Digital Media Design I
Designing and using learning materials involving best practices as revealed through educational research. Producing graphic, audio, video, and multimedia materials for presentation purposes. Techniques of presentation to large and small groups in educational and professional settings. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385J - Digital Media Design II
This seminar covers advanced concepts of digital media design and production, and their applications in information services. (Graduate standing; Credit or registration for INF 385H Digital Media Design I)
 
INF 385K - Human Information Interaction
Overview of human information needs, seeking and processing. Study of the role of human factors in the design, development and evaluation of information services using technology. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385L - Information Networks
Development, design, use, and evaluation of information networks.(Graduate standing)
 
INF 385M - Database Management Principles and Applications
Database management systems, including architecture, design, administration and implementation. Evaluation and use of database-management systems for microcomputers. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385N - Informatics
Investigation of "user-driven" information science and technology movements within various professional and disciplinary areas, in contrast to the information science and technology associated with typical information professionalism. Focus includes informatics educational and research programs in the US and abroad. Areas covered may include medical, nursing, engineering, and legal informatics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385P - Introduction to Usability
Students will explore the basics of user-centered design through an introduction to usability engineering methods across the life-cycle of a software product. Topics will include perceptual psychological, and other scientific underpinnings of usability and the justification for the application of usability engineering in a software development. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385Q - Knowledge Management Systems
This course surveys Knowledge Management systems that enable the access and coordination of knowledge assets. Technologies reviewed will include intranets, groupware, weblogs, instant messaging, content management systems and email in both individual and organizational contexts. Students will use these KM technologies, review case studies, research methods of knowledge organization and analyze and design KM processes and systems. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 385R - Survey of Digitization
Explore the purposes for which digitization used in a range of information agencies, introduction to the technologies of digitization for a variety of formats (print documents, photographic media, audio, video, etc.)
 
INF 385S - Digital Library Principles and Development
Research, development, and evaluation issues in digital libraries, including collection development and digitization; provision of access to multimedia materials; access strategies and interfaces; metadata and interoperability; and the implications of digital libraries with respect to policy and social issues.
 
INF 385T - Information Science and Knowledge Systems
Study of the properties and behavior of information; forces governing the flow and use of information; technology affecting information processing and management; information production, transmission, selection, storage, and use. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 386 - History of Library and Information Studies
Topics of the philosophical foundations, the history, and the development of archives, books, libraries, and other information service. Topics vary from general introductory treatments to advanced seminars; most stress wide reading and independent research papers. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 386.10 - Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500
Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge - their creation, organization, preservation, and use in the context of cultural and social history; the development of various forms of manuscript and print communication and efforts to mediate for information seekers. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 386.14 - Books, Libraries, and Civilization since 1500
Review and exploration of the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge - their creation, organization, preservation, and use in the context of cultural and social history; development of knowledge institutions that serve various populations and societies in the modern world. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 386.7 - Seminar in History of Library and Information Studies
Problems, issues, and trends, historical and current, in libraries, librarianship, information science, knowledge systems, and relevant technologies. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor)
 
INF 386.8 - History of Printing
The advent of movable-type printing in the West: its antecedents, preconditions, pioneers, and progress. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 386C - Archives, Records, and Preservation in the Modern World
Progress of archival enterprise, records management and preservation administration from the Renaissance to the present. Covers the history of writing and the authentication of documents, of techniques and media for recording and storing information, of the process of communication as reflected in records, and of the administration of institutional and collected archives in the United States and abroad. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 387 - Administration
Theory and practice in the design, behavior,evaluation, and administration of libraries and other information agencies and systems. Marketing of information organizations and resources. Administrative applications of technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 387.1 - Information Management
Comprehensive management of information resources for profit or nonprofit organizations. Includes user studies, system and requirements analysis, network resources, libraries, record systems, data processing, office automation, management information systems, decision-support systems, expert systems, and interdisciplinary knowledge resources to support accomplishment of organizational objectives. Stresses complementary utilization of external network resources with internal information resources. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 387.2 - Information Marketing
Marketing of information agencies, systems, services, publications, and software and hardware products to consumer clientele. Includes marketing research, planning, user studies, product development, communication, pricing and distribution for profit and nonprofit organizations. Study of the information brokerage function. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 387.3 - Planning and Management of Library Technology
Students will explore various library technologies currently in use, as well as technologies which may become popular. The core of this class will revolve around understanding how the technologies work, becoming familiar with technical jargon, and being able to communicate ideas to technical staff. Topics will include, but not be limited to, integrated library systems, networking and telecommunications, Internet technology and applications, case law and legislation, assistive technologies, technical training and trends. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 384E Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata and credit or registration for INF 180J Introduction to Information Studies)
 
INF 387C - Managing Information Services and Organizations
Introduction to management theory, concepts, processes and practices as applied to libraries and other information agencies and systems. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 387D - Systems Analysis and Evaluation
The system-development and evaluation process. Information elements of a system. Techniques of analysis, design and evaluation; examples of their use. Introduction to operations-research and operations-management techniques. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 387W - Managing Information Services and Organizations - web based
Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to information agencies and systems. Web based instruction; no class meetings. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 388C - School Library Management
Philosophy, objectives, and management of the learning resources center, in terms of facilities, staff resources, administrative procedures, services and programs. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382E Materials for Children or 382F Materials for Young Adults, 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, and 384D Collection Management)
 
INF 388D - Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults
Designing and planning effective services and programs for children and young adults: technologies, information need analysis, and trends. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 388E - Historical Museums: Context and Practice
The purpose of this course is to look at the process of museum exhibit creation in historical museums, from planning through development to opening and maintenance, as a negotiation among many stakeholders for influence upon the story that is told. We will consider the institutional positioning of the museum, including its history and resources; the interests and concerns of museum employees (registrars, researchers, curators, conservators, education specialists, support staff); the influence of the audience and of those who are directly affected or represented by an exhibit and the role of contractual professionals. INF 388E and LIS 388K (Topic: Historical Museums: Context and Practice) may not both be counted.(Graduate standing and permission of instructor)
 
INF 388F - Special Libraries - web based
Development and management of special libraries and information centers. Web based instruction; no class meetings. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 388K - Organizational Environments
Mission, goals, and objectives of specific library and information science settings in relation to the services they provide and to the larger institutions of which they are part. Unique features of a particular setting in staffing, facilities, finances, and clientele. Issues, trends, and problems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 388K.1 - Public Libraries
Historical development, mission, development of standards, library directors, local government and library boards; financial basis including fund raising and budgeting; personnel; federal and state government systems and library cooperation, legal basis; services to users, popular culture, collection development, marketing, facilities; future of public libraries; mission, governancy, issues, trends and problems of public libraries. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 388K.2 - Academic Libraries
The relationship of academic library management or learning resources center to trends in postsecondary education, to the institution or library served, and to the research community at large. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 388K.3 - Special Libraries
Development and management of special libraries and information centers, with an emphasis on planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating information services. Includes related topics such as networks, space planning, copyright, corporate culture and politics, total quality management and professional development. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 388K.5 - Rare Book and Special Collections
History, principles, problems, practices and relationships of antiquarian book dealers, private book collectors, and rare-book and manuscript librarians. Administration of rare-book and manuscript collections. Introduction to analytical bibliography. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users)
 
INF 388K.6 - Law Libraries
Overview of law librarianship, the discipline of law, and the culture of the legal environment. The course is intended to convey an understanding of the context in which law librarians, legal publishers, and other legal information professionals work.
 
INF 388L - Professional Experience and Project
Students enrolled in this conference will study a practical problem, current phenomenon, or professional issue in an institutional setting. By applying critical thinking, analytical abilities, and communication skills students will submit a product suitable for publication. (Graduate standing; completion of at least thirty-two semester hours of coursework in the graduate program in information studies; offered on the credit/no credit basis only)
 
INF 388Q - Practicum in Information Services and Organizations
Assignment to a library or other information agency under supervision of qualified personnel. Participants will not receive compensation. (Graduate standing; offered on a credit/no credit basis only; may not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information; only one of the following may be counted 388Q, 388R, or 388S; credit or registration for INF 382C Understanding and Serving Users, and 384C Organizing and Providing Access to Information)
 
INF 388R - Practicum in School Libraries
Assignment to a school library under supervision of qualified personnel. Participants will not receive compensation. (Graduate standing; offered on the credit/no credit basis only; only one of the following may be counted 388Q, 388R, 388S; credit or registration for INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services; 382E Materials for Children or 382F Materials for Young Adults, 384E Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata; 388C School Library Management; and consent of the school library practicum coordinator.
 
INF 388S - Practicum in Preservation Planning
Assignment to a library or other information agency under supervision of qualified personnel. Participants will not receive compensation. (Graduate standing; offered on the credit/no credit basis only; Only one of the following may be counted 388Q, 388R, 388S; credit or registration for INF 392D Introduction to Preservation or 392F The Protection and Care of Records Materials and consent of instructor.
 
INF 388T - Internship in Libraries and Other Information Agencies
Assignment to a library or other information agency under supervision of qualified personnel. Participants must receive compensation. (Graduate standing; offered on the credit/no credit basis only; may not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information; consent of the student's adviser.
 
INF 388W - School Library Management - web based
Philosophy, objectives, and management of the learning resources center. Web based instruction; no class meetings. (Graduate standing; credit or registration for INF 382E Materials for Children or 382F Materials for Young Adults, 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, and 384D Collection Management)
 
INF 389C - Archival and Records Enterprise
Theory and practice of archival administration, records management, and preservation administration. Problems in acquiring, organizing, and providing for use of archives and office records, issues in deterioration and care of paper, books, photographic material, magnetic records, and other media through preservation programs for libraries and archives. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389D - Introduction to Archival Enterprise
An introduction to the principles and practice of appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, reference service, and administration of institutional and collected archives (record groups) and of archival repositories. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389E - Introduction to Records Management
Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting. Role and function of records management throughout the records cycle, including management of the creation, maintenance, use and disposition of records. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389F - Organization of Records Information
Theory and practice of grouping and ordering records information for use in various environments. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389G - Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records
Issues in management of records information in the electronic environment. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389J - Appraisal and Selection of Records
Theory and practice of determining categories of value of records information and selecting records information for retention. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389K - Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects
The course will focus upon constructing the 'metadata continuum' -- all elements of metadata collected about an electronic record or generated as part of it during its lifetime -- in order to understand how metadata may function as an authenticating wrapper for an electronic record. Elements of continuum that will be taken up and analyzed include records surveys and inventories, creation metadata, active management metadata, records schedules, accession records, cataloging and description metadata, maintenance records, and usage records. Elements of these metadata will be analyzed as to function and meaning and harmonized into a workable metadate regime. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor)
 
INF 389L - Photograph and Cinema Archives
History and characteristics of photographic processes, methods of organization of photographic materials, considerations in the preservation of photographic materials, and administration of collections of photographs and movies. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389M - Introduction to Issues in Records Information
Exploration of the fundamentals of records information and its role in society. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 389N - Seminar in Archival Enterprise
Theory and practice of archival administration and records management. Problems in acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing for use of administrative and collected archives. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 390N - Information Policy
Critical examination of issues and trends in information policy in public - and private sector organizations on the local, state, federal, and international levels. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 390N.1 - Federal Information Policy
Identification and understanding of roles of major stakeholders in Federal information policy and development of policy analysis techniques. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 390N.2 - Seminar in Information Policy
Analysis of issues and trends in information policy in various environments. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 391D - Fundamentals of Inquiry in Information Studies
Topics in the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of library and information science. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser)
 
INF 391D.6 - Directed Readings
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser)
 
INF 391D.7 - Directed Research
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser)
 
INF 391D.8 - Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I
Foundations of inquiry in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and review of theories and methods of inquiry in Information Studies in particular. (Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser)
 
INF 391D.9 - Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II
Epistemological concepts and processes of theory generation and testing in Information Studies, with special attention to explicit problems of interest to the student. (Admission to the doctoral program and consent of the graduate adviser)
 
INF 392D - Introduction to Preservation
Introduction to the administration of preservation programs for students not enrolled in the Preservation and Conservation Studies program. Issues and problems in the preservation and conservation of library and archival materials. Includes types and causes of deterioration, treatments, and the organization of a preservation program. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 392E - Introductory Technology and Structure of Records Materials
Underlying factors in the quality of records materials, concepts of permanence and durability and their assessment; introduction to paper technology and characteristics; other materials used in book and non-book records; and modern book structures. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 392F - The Protection and Care of Records Materials
Environmental causes of deterioration and their control; protective storage methods; care in use, transportation, copying and exhibition; biological enemies and their control; disaster preparedness and recovery; conservation implications of building planning and modification. Consideration of non book records, as well as books and manuscripts. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 392G - Management of Preservation Programs
Includes such topics as: the management of specific preservation strategies; the selection process for preservation; minor mending and repair operations; library binding and conservation treatment; reformatting and brittle books programs; contracting for services; new technologies; budgeting and fund-raising for preservation; and cooperative, national and international programs. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 392H - Digitization for Preservation and Access
Explores the rationale for creating digital collections and the role of digitization for preservation, as well as collection development issues, project development and management, and varying standards for digitization projects. Emphasis will be on specifying and doing capture, the careful handling of source media to prevent damage, and the management issues inherent to large-scale analog-to-digital conversion projects.
 
INF 392K - Problems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records
The course will focus upon what happens to electronic records from all sources, including preservation reformatting, once they have crossed the 'archival threshold' for permanent retention. The course will cover media refreshment, conversion to neutral formats vs. emulation to retain original format, migration, and electronic records repository construction and administration. Projects addressing these issues in government agencies will be discussed as case studies. Students will be introduced to existing practices in the information technology field and their appropriateness to archival requirements: code vaulting and escrow; data warehousing; knowledge management. The course will include a consideration of the issues of authenticity and reauthentication in the long-term preservation of electronic records. Issues of access including privacy and open records in the context of World Wide Web standards and digital library initiatives will also be addressed. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor)
 
INF 392L - Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting
Study of recording through a chronological examination of the development of recording, and treatment of issues in the care and preservation of recordings, focusing on the economics of audio preservation and reformatting, noise reduction and stabilization, and stability concerns of modern media for storage of sound. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 392M - Advanced Audio Preservation and Reformatting
Exploration of changing concepts in the nature of information in different formats, issues of access within the context of preservation, criteria for prioritization of materials to be reformatted, considerations in invasive versus minimal restoration, and study of rare formats and means of maximizing the amount of recoverable information from a recording. (Graduate standing, credit or registration for INF 392L Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting)
 
INF 393C - Conservation of Library and Archival Material
Theory, policy, and practice of conservation treatment in documentary repositories, materials science, housing and preventive and curative treatment. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. (Graduate standing and admission to preservation and conservation studies; permission of instructor)
 
INF 393C.1 - Book Laboratory I
Orientation in the fundamentals of conservation treatment in the protection of library and archives materials; systematic responses to collections care through the design and fabrication of protective enclosures and the application of appropriate maintenance procedures. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies, consent of instructor)
 
INF 393C.2 - Book Laboratory II
Introduction to paper repair, conservation and library bookbinding, and design and specifications through detailed practice and study of historical and modern conservation book materials and construction techniques. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.3 - Book Laboratory III
Procedures for examination, documentation and treatment in the conservation of book textblocks; advanced conservation binding; development of technical criteria and specifications for the maintenance of circulating collections. Initiation of major individual research project. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.4 - Advanced Conservation Treatment
Completion of several book treatment projects, including decision making and documentation; individual projects and workshops that explore special problems or areas of book treatment and protection; laboratory safety; and disaster response and recovery. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.6 - Paper Laboratory I
Documentation of condition; identification of media; treatment; mending and reinforcement of weakened supports. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.7 - Paper Laboratory II
Technical and aesthetic considerations of various methods in the conservation of paper objects. Treatment options; vellum and parchment manuscripts; consolidation of flaking media. The similarities and differences between works of art on paper and library and archival objects are examined and emphasized. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.8 - Conservation Science I
Introduction to physical and chemical properties of materials used in fabrication, identification and repair of books, photographs, manuscripts and related objects. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 393C.9 - Conservation Science II
Further exploration of the physical and chemical properties of materials used in fabrication, identification and repairing of books, photographs, manuscripts and related objects. Includes a research investigation of a typical conservation problem. (Graduate standing, admission to Preservation and Conservation Studies)
 
INF 394C.1 - Fieldwork in Conservation
Fieldwork in a research or rare book library, an archives, or a historical society, with emphasis on planning and executing broad collections care. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This topic is offered as 394C and in the summer session only. Fifteen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. (Graduate standing; LIS 393C.1 and 393C.2; consent of instructor; completion of all conservation courses other than fieldwork)
 
INF 394C.2 - Conservator Internship I
Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. This topic is offered as 394C. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. For 394C, fifteen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. (Graduate standing; INF 393C.1, 393C.2, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser; additional prerequisite: credit or registration for INF 394C.1 Fieldwork in Conservation)
 
INF 394C.3 - Conservator Internship II
Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. Continuation of INF 394C.2 Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This topic is offered as 394C. For 394C, fifteen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. (Graduate standing; INF 393C.1, 393C.2, and 994C.2; consent of instructor and the graduate adviser)
 
INF 397 - Research in Information Studies
Methods and subjects of research in information studies. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 397.1 - Bibliography and Methods in Historical Research
Sources of information for, and techniques of conducting investigations in history. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 397.2 - Practicum in Research
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor and the graduate adviser)
 
INF 397.3 - Digitization for Digital Libraries Research
Exploration of theoretical and practical research on creating and making available digital collections.
 
INF 397C - Introduction to Research in Information Studies
Nature of social science research and its role in library and information science. Critical evaluation of research in the literature. Performance and reporting of empirical research. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, including descriptive and inferential statistics. (Graduate standing)
 
INF 398R - Master's Report
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate standing; 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies; and written consent of the graduate adviser.)

Masters Report Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_report_guide.doc
 
INF 398T - Supervised Teaching in Information Studies
History and present status of education for librarianship and information studies. Curriculum design, systematic course design and management, teaching methodologies and evaluation of learning. May be repeated for credit as a teaching practicum. (Graduate standing; consent of instructor)
 
INF 399R - Dissertation
Research for the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree)
 
INF 399W - Dissertation
Writing of the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (INF 399R, 699R, or 999R)
 
INF 698A - Thesis
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate Standing; INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies; and written consent of the graduate adviser.)

Masters Thesis Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_thesis_guide.doc
 
INF 698B - Thesis
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Graduate Standing; INF 698A)

Masters Thesis Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_thesis_guide.doc
 
INF 699R - Dissertation
Research for the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree)
 
INF 699W - Dissertation
Writing of the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (INF 399R, 699R or 999R)
 
INF 994C.2 - Conservator Internship I
Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. This topic is offered as 994C. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. For 994C, forty hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. (Graduate standing; INF 393C.1, 393C.2, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser; additional prerequisite: credit or registration for INF 394C.1 Fieldwork in Conservation)
 
INF 994C.3 - Conservator Internship II
Development of binding or other treatment skills under professional supervision in the working environment of a recognized book or document conservation laboratory. Continuation of INF 994C.2 Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This topic is offered as 994C. For 994C, forty hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. (Graduate standing; INF 393C.1, 393C.2, and 994C.2; consent of instructor and the graduate adviser)
 
INF 999R - Dissertation
Research for the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree)
 
INF 999W - Dissertation
Writing of the dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. (INF 399R, 699R, or 999R)
 



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