|LIS 508: TECHNOLOGY FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Prof. C. Marchese, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Quizzes (4) 40%
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.
Williams, Brian K. and Stacey C. Sawyer, Using Information Technology. New York,
NY: McGraw Hill, 2007.
Introduction to Information Technology: Your Digital World
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 1
The Internet and the World Wide Web: Exploring Cyberspace
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 2
Software: Tools for Productivity and Creativity
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 3
Lab: Microsoft Word and Excel
October 2 No Class (Yom Kippur)
Quiz 1 (chaps 1 - 3)
Hardware: The CPU and Storage
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 4
Hardware: Input and Output: Taking Charge of Computing and Communications
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 5
Lab: Microsoft Word and Excel Connectivity
Quiz 2 (Chaps 4 and 5)
Communications, Networks, and Safeguards: The Wired and Wireless World
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 6
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 7
Lab: Excel Assignment
Databases and Information Systems
Read: Williams/Sawyer, Chapter 8
Lab: Microsoft Access
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
Quiz 4 (Chaps 9 and 10)
LAB – Web Design
LAB – Web Design Working Session
Presentation of final projects
December 18 – Reserved if needed