Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Storage and Retrieval is an important compulsory course for undergraduate students majoring in Information Management and Information System. It mainly includes the following seven teaching units:
1.Instruction to Information Retrieval(IR),including its basic concepts, principles and development; its research topics and related subjects or specialties.
2.Modeling in IR,three classic models(Boolean, Vector and Probabilistic)and their alternative paradigms are involved and discussed carefully.
3.IR Systems,this unit is dedicated to the discussion of IR systems’ types, work ways and their structures.
4.IR technology and methods,including text IR,multimedia IR and Web search engines.
5.Application of IR systems, involving in IR basic optional process and its online searching strategies, some important IR systems will be used and practiced by completing a certain amount of typical queries .
6.IR Evaluation,including the history of IR evaluation research, the metrics of IR performance evaluation and analyses of some important IR evaluation cases
7.text automatic understanding and processing,the unit is closely related to the research of traditional IR——text retrieval,some key topics will be discussed in detail, such as text indexing, text clustering and categorizing, text filtering, text summarization, etc.
Information System Analysis and Design
This course involves concepts about information system architecture,concepts about project management,information system analysis and design concepts and information system analysis and techniques,etc.
The Organization of Information
This course is intended to introduce the theory and practice of the information organization systematically. It includes,the organization of Information: overview;theory of Information organization;information description and authority works;classification: type, structure and new development under digital environment;classifying and classification retrieval system;verbal indexing language: type, structure and new development;subject indexing and retrieval systems. new topics and developments under digital environment will be discussed in this field. Besides, practice of subject indexing also be arranged.
The main content of this course includes basic concepts of database systems;the use of computer database management system;relational model and relational algebra, SQL language;the normalization theory of relational database;database design;database protection;the new development of new database technology.
Marketing Management is designed to serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will improve their ability to develop effective marketing strategies and assess market opportunities, as well as design strategy implementation programs. In addition, students will have the opportunity to communicate and defend their recommendations and build upon the recommendations of their peers. We will explore the theory and applications of marketing concepts through a mix of cases, discussions, lectures, guest speakers, individual assignments, and group projects. We will draw materials from a variety of sources and settings including services, consumer and business-to-business products.
Management Information System
The main contents include: the basic concepts and theories of management information system; the basic analyses of various types of information system; development methods of management information system; case analyses of management information system; related issues of information system management.
Operational research focuses on the basic rules that how human beings use and operate different resources, in order to optimize the profits of limited resources. As a domain about optimization and decision making, operational research plays an important role in economics, science and technology, industry, management, military, etc., and thus highly recognized by higher education systems all over the world. The course will introduce linear programming, transportation, integer programming, graph and network analysis, dynamic programming, decision analysis, game theory, forecasting, optimization, and these contents may increase students` interests on further study in the domain of operational research.
The course presents the fundamental ideas and methods used in operational research, which are expected to lead students to use them when facing various real world problems, to determine objects, establish schemes, build models, and obtain solutions, so that they can survive in drastic competitions of this information era.
Conceptual introduction to financial accounting. Emphasis is placed on wealth and income measurement and the preparation and interpretation of conventional financial statements.
Data Structure and Algorithm
Understand principle and theory of Data Structures and Algorithms, able to design and implement fundamental data structures and algorithms.
Covers programming, data structures, algorithms.
Topics include the organization and implementation of fundamental data structures such as list, binary tree, tree and forest, and graph; sorting and searching; data abstraction and problem solving.
An introduction course on computer programming and computer programming language. In this course, students can learn C programming language well and solve simple application problem using C programming language by practical training.
An Introduction of Information Sciences
"From a broad point of view, the course will show the history and current situation of information science, and an interdisciplinary picture with other disciplines will be also described, as well as within its capacity to carry out its future prospects.
Cataloguing for Information Resource
The Cataloguing for Information Resource course’s main content includes: base theory and method of cataloguing; development of international and national cataloguing for Chinese and western languages materials; description for Chinese and western languages books, serials, sound recording, motion pictures and videorecording, microform, and electronic resources; access points choice; structure, principle and using method of the China MARC Format;analysis and compare on USMARC and CNMARC; authority work, etc.
Information Analysis and Decision-making
1.Critically analyze complex business issues and recommend sound solutions, in local and global environments.
2.Demonstrate competency in IT as an enabler of business strategies in all functional areas.
3.Make decisions that meet expectations and requirements of an organization’s stakeholders.
Information Policy and Law
This course involves information law issues and information law basic principle, and from the government, public service, business, civic and main point of teaching of network information and information collection, processing, transmission, organization, service and use etc.and its information rights and obligations and other related issues. Highlights include the information disclosure, information security, information property right and information security problems.
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of information services, which are defined broadly as the activities in which information professionals engage to connect people to the information they need, including information needs assessment, direct information provision, information literacy instruction, and intermediation for all stages of the information search process. Emphasis is placed on the roles played by information professionals to help diverse users define and negotiate their information needs, navigate user-system interfaces,formulate effective search strategies for information retrieval, and evaluate and select
information. Attention is also given to the skills necessary to plan for, implement, and evaluate the delivery of information services in a wide variety of organizational contexts. The ethical foundations of information services are also considered.
Based on review of its origin, growth and progressive advances of Informetrics, the course——Informetrics involves fully in its basic theory, methodology and research findings which help students to better understand its basic concepts, main indicators and the content of its classic laws in the field of Informetrics, to correctly and skillfully use some special analysis tools and databases, to acquire good trainings in question-revolving in practice. All these will provide a good starting and preparation for future study and research in Informetrics.
introduction to digital libraries and semantic web
This course is about the application of Semantic Web technologies in academic libraries. Therefore, this course includes two aspects: the semantic web basics and the introduction to digital libraries. The main thread of this course is the information representation. The course analyzes how the information is represented in libraries, database systems, information retrieval systems and the Web, and demonstrates the way that the operations are implemented is determined by how it is represented in a system. Then, the Semantic Web is introduced where the information is represented as XML, a semi-structed markup language, and RDF, a semantic encoded language. At last, students are required to design an ontology to implement an intelligent application.
Introduction to information literacy
Information literacy includes library literacy,media literacy,computer literacy,Internet literacy,research literacy and critical thinking skills.This course of information literacy has four aspects. They are information need, information search , information evaluation and information use.
Introduction to Library Science
This course is the entry level course for the library science major student which includes the fundamental principle, development history, contributions of the learned scholars, the content system, research approach as well as the future trends in terms of the library science. Through this course, students can reach these aims including establishing a solid theoretical foundation, familiarity the history and the present of library science, mastering the general research methods, improving science literacy and understanding ability. So it is not only a foundation for further study of library science but also a basic knowledge preparation for working in library and other information field after graduation.
Management and administration of all types of libraries. Covers basics of organizational structure, planning, budget management, human resources issues and skills, and an understanding of the manager in the context of the organization.