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LIBR8000 Digital Media in Libraries

Description: Prerequisite: This course is intended for Library Technicians and Librarians.
Examine the expanding educational role and function of libraries as they become digital spaces supporting community creativity, engagement and participatory learning. Investigate how reframing of the library within the new culture of innovation, creativity and imagination supports users as they create, build and craft with digital technology and tools. This course is intended for Library Technicians and Librarians.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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COMP1430 Electronic Publishing and Emerging Library Technologies

Description: Explore electronic publishing, including using basic web design, 3D printing, screen recording, blogs, microblogs, augmented reality, and gamification.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1150 or OLRN1480
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COMP1426 Information Technology for Library Technicians

Description: Focus on various types of information technology used in the library setting including mobile devices, eReaders, playaways, iPads and tablets, digital media, and various software and applications. Access to a current mobile device with wireless Internet capability is required.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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LIBR1300 Introduction to Metadata and Metadata Applications

Description: Metadata is structured information about an information resource of any media type or format and can be considered an extension of traditional library cataloguing. Examine the fundamental concepts of metadata. Learn to apply a variety of metadata schemes and standards related to the description of digital and electronic resources on the web. Previous knowledge of HTML coding is highly recommended.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1090, COMP1430 or COMP1630, LIBR1060 or LIBR1065
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LIBR8010 Issues in Digital Resource Management and Technologies

Description: Prerequisite: This course is intended for Library Technicians and Librarians. Explore the management of library resources in electronic formats with emphasis on collection development, licensing and acquisition of e-resources, as well as issues relating to access, copyright and archiving. Examine the integration of social media platform in provision of services. Assess the role of electronic resource management systems (ERMs) and digital repositories.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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LIBR1015 Online Searching

Description: Explore concepts used in searching online for information. Learn to apply basic Boolean constructs. Practice efficient retrieval information from the Internet, library catalogues and commercial databases.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000
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LIBR1055 Resource Description and Access I

Description: Develop understanding of library cataloguing using the RDA cataloguing rules for creating descriptive catalogue records, through use of the RDA online Toolkit. Learn to use MARC coding and ISBD punctuation for cataloguing bibliographic records in an automated environment. Recognize the changes in MARC coding resulting from RDA cataloguing rule.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000
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LIBR1065 Resource Description and Access II

Description: Examine form and choice of entry according to RDA cataloguing rules, cataloguing applications of the World Wide Web, and sources of cataloguing copy in an automated environment. Learn to critically appraise public access catalogues. Recognize the changes in Marc coding resulting from RDA Cataloguing Rules.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1050 or LIBR1055
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LIBR8030 User Experience in Libraries

Description: Prerequisite: This course is intended for Library Technicians and Librarians. User experience (UX) research explores the behaviour, needs, and expectations of the users of a product or service in order to create a better product or service. In this course, you will apply the principles and methods of user experience research to a library environment. You will practice research methods and develop a research plan leading to insights about library users and improvements to physical and virtual library services and spaces.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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