LIS 508: TECHNOLOGY FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Prof. C. Marchese, cmarches@liu.edu
SYLLABUS

Bulletin description:  
A comprehensive introduction to digital and communications
technologies as the underpinnings for information storage and retrieval systems. These
include the theory of digital representation of information (text, graphical images, and
sound), the inter-relationship of hardware, operating system software and applications
software in stand-alone systems, and extensions of these in networked environments.

Course orientation:  There will be homework and lab assignments, which will
provide skill with the use of software.  There will be four quizzes and a final project.  


Class Meetings: 30 Hours
Required Readings: 50 Hours
Assignments & Exercises: 60 Hours
Exam Study & Preparation: 10 Hours

Course Grade:
Component       
                 %
Quizzes (4)       
                 40%
Projects        
                     20%
Labs        
                          30%
Discretion, homework       10%



Palmer School Curriculum Objectives

1.        To articulate the mission of information professionals.
2.        To demonstrate an understanding of the changing nature of the field.
3.        To apply these principles of organization, selection and evaluation
of
                        information resources.

If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations, please contact the
Disability Support Services Office, Life Science, Rm. 154, 516-299-3164.



REQUIRED TEXT:

Williams, Brian K. and Stacey C. Sawyer, Using Information Technology.  New York,
NY:  McGraw Hill, 2007.




COURSE OUTLINE:


September 11

       Introduction to Information Technology: Your Digital World

       Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 1


September 18

       The Internet and the World Wide Web: Exploring Cyberspace

       Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 2        


September 25

       Software: Tools for Productivity and Creativity

       Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 3

       Lab:  Microsoft Word and Excel

       
October 2        No Class (Yom Kippur)

       
October 9

       
Quiz 1 (chaps 1 - 3)

       Hardware: The CPU and Storage

      
 Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 4



October 16
 

       Hardware:  Input and Output: Taking Charge of Computing and Communications

       Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 5

     
  Lab:  Microsoft Word and Excel Connectivity


October 23

       Quiz 2 (Chaps 4 and 5)

       Communications, Networks, and Safeguards: The Wired and Wireless World

       
Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 6



October 30

       Personal Technology

       
Read:  Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 7

       
Lab:  Excel Assignment


November 6

       Databases and Information Systems

       
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 8

       
Lab:  Microsoft Access


November 13

       Quiz 3 (Chaps 6-8)

       The Challenges of the Digital Age: Society and Information
       Systems Analysis and Programming

      
 Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapters 9 and 10


November 20

       Quiz 4 (Chaps 9 and 10)

       Lab:  PowerPoint
       

November 27

       LAB   – Web Design


December 4

       
LAB  – Web Design Working Session

       
December 11

       Presentation of final projects


December 18 – Reserved if needed


Technology for Information Management
Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Assignment 5