LIS 454 Digital Information Services and Providers

The course addresses core principles and skills needed for information professionals to manage electronic resources and provide quality bibliographic search services in a variety of environments. The course provides a survey of database industry landscape, database structure and search techniques, a variety of domain-based database content and search strategies, and specialty searches. The course also covers budget planning, pricing models, licensing negotiation, and link and authentication technologies that are fundamental to managing electronic resources in libraries. Evolving roles of an electronic resource librarian, trends and development of electronic resource management are discussed. Instructional methods include lecture, search demonstration, hands-on practice, and guest speakers from vendors and libraries.