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This schedule is provisional. It will change frequently and without notice.
 Always use the latest online version (www.tomandmaria.com/110/schedule.htm)

Week Topic Readings/Assignments
 1) 24-JAN Introduction to course
2) 31-JAN Information Concepts

(Discussion questions here)
(Slides from class here)

Lester & Koehler, Chapters 1, 2 and 3

3) 7-FEB Information Storage and Retrieval 1:
Database Management Systems

(Discussion questions here)
(Slides from class here)

Lester & Koehler, Chapter 4

Koch, Christopher. "The Integration Nightmare: Sounding the Alarm", CIO Magazine, November 15, 1996. (Online)

4) 14-FEB Information Storage and Retrieval 2:
Online Information Systems & Digital Libraries

(Discussion questions here)

Wolf, Gary. "The Great Library of Amazonia," Wired Magazine, 11:12, December 2003. (Online)

Chu, H. (2003) Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age (Medford: Information Today). (Password)

5) 21-FEB Information Storage and Retrieval 3: Search Engines

(Discussion questions here)

Finish the Chu article from week 4.

Nunberg, Geoffrey. "Teaching Students to Swim in the Online Sea," New York Times, February 13, 2005. (Password)

McHugh, Josh. "Google vs. Evil", Wired Magazine, 11:01, January 2003. (online)

Hansell, Saul. "The Search Engine That Isn't a Verb, Yet", New York Times, February 22, 2004. (Password)


6) 28-FEB Social Institutions & Electronic Publishing

(Discussion questions here)

Lester & Koehler, Chapter 5

Glaser, Sarah. "An Idea Whose Time Has Come Back," New York Times, December 5, 2004. (password)

Lichtenberg, James. "Rising from the Dead," Publishers Weekly, October 6, 2003. (password)


7) 7-MAR Digital Rights Management

(Discussion questions here)
(Slides from class here)

Howe, Jeff. "Licensed to Bill," Wired Magazine 9:10, October 2001. (online)

Lessig, Lawrence. "Adobe in Wonderland," The Industry Standard, September 8, 2001. (online) -- there are two pages, you need to click "next" to read the second one.

Anonymous, "What Can I Reproduce from a Copyrighted Work Without Permission?", University of Pennsylvania Library Website (online)

8) 14-MAR No class.

Prepare for midterm and paper.

9) 21-MAR Spring Break

Enjoy the break. Catch up on things.



First Paper Due
11) 4-APR Virtual Communities

(Discussion Questions here)

Rheingold, Howard. "A Slice of My Life in My Virtual Community", in Ludlow, Peter (ed.) High Noon on the Electronic Frontier: Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1996. 413-436. (online)

Dibbell, Julian "The Unreal Estate Boom," Wired 11:1, January 2003. (online)

12) 11-APR (rescheduled) Class cancelled due to blizzard in Denver.
13) 18-APR Networks and Places

(Discussion Questions here)
(Slides from class here)

Garfinkel, Simson. "Welcome to Sealand. Now Bugger Off." Wired 8:7, July 2002. (online)

Berlind, Willam. "Bookies in Exile," New York Times, August 17 2003. (password)

Lessig, Lawrence. Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 1999. Ch 6: Cyberspaces (63-84). (password)


14) 25-APR Spam in the Information Society

(Discussion Questions here)
(Slides from class here)

"Confessions of a Spam King," New York Times, September 28, 2003. (password)

Husted, Bill and Hardie, Ann. "Spam Wars Play Out Across Internet", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 14 December 2003. (password)

Stross, Randall. "How to Stop Junk E-Mail: Charge for the Stamp" (password)

Lester & Koehler, Chapter 9

15) 02-MAY Information and Inequality

(Discussion Questions here)
(Slides from class here)

Benton Foundation, "The Digital Divide," The Digital Beat, Vol 1, No. 8, July 1999. (online)

Wright, Robert. "Our Gang," The New Republic, 14 February 2000. (online)

Warschauer, Mark. "Demystifying the Digital Divide," Scientific American, August 2003. (password)

Anonymous, "Beyond the Digital Divide" and "Behind the Digital Divide", The Economist, March 12, 2005 (password)

16) 09-MAY Information Futures & Careers

(Discussion Questions here)

Pratt, Mary K. "Getting Started in IT", Computerworld, April 18, 2005. (online)

Anonymous, "Tips for Getting Started in IT", Computerworld, April 18, 2005. (online)

Capell, Peri, "A Recruiter's Search Tips for Technical Candidates", CareerJournal.com, April 2004. (online)

Ryan, Vincent. "Tech Jobs: Looking Into Windows", Enterprise Windows IT, February 13, 2004. (online)


Careers-oriented presentation by Pa Moua, Advisor for the BSIR program

17) 16-MAY Final examination
21-MAY Second Paper due

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